Saline Soil-based Agriculture by Halotolerant Microorganisms

  • Manoj Kumar
  • Hassan Etesami
  • Vivek Kumar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Ankita Alexander, Avinash Mishra, Bhavanath Jha
    Pages 53-73
  3. Ignacio D. Rodríguez-Llorente, Eloisa Pajuelo, Salvadora Navarro-Torre, Jennifer Mesa-Marín, Miguel A. Caviedes
    Pages 147-160
  4. Mehvish Riaz Khattak, Sami Ullah Jan, Ijaz Malook, Sehrish Riaz Khattak, Nazneen Akhtar, Sehresh Khan et al.
    Pages 161-174
  5. Bushra Tabassum, Adeyinka Olawale Samuel, Muhammad Umar Bhatti, Neelam Fatima, Naila Shahid, Idrees Ahmad Nasir
    Pages 187-208
  6. Zahir Ahmad Zahir, Sajid Mahmood Nadeem, Muhammad Yahya Khan, Rana Binyamin, Muhammad Rashid Waqas
    Pages 209-253

About this book


This book discusses the role of salt in current agricultural approaches, including the low salt tolerance of agricultural crops and trees, impact of saline soils, and salt-resistant plants. 

Halophytes are extremely salt tolerant plants, which are able to grow and survive under salt at concentrations as high as 5 g/l by maintaining negative water potential. The salt-tolerant microbes inhabiting the rhizospheres of halophytes may contribute to their salt tolerance, and the rhizospheres of halophytic plants provide an ideal opportunity for isolating various groups of salt-tolerant microbes that could enhance the growth of different crops under salinity stress. 

The book offers an overview of salt-tolerant microbes' ability to increase plant tolerance to salt to facilitate plant growth, the potential of the halophytes’ rhizospheres as a reservoir of beneficial salt-tolerant microbes, their future application as bio-inoculants in agriculture and a valuable resource for an alternative way of improving crop tolerance to salinity and promoting saline soil-based agriculture. This special collection of reviews highlights some of the recent advances in applied aspects of plant (halophytes)-microbe interactions and their contribution towards eco-friendly approaches saline soil-based agriculture.


Aquatic Versus Soil Halophilic Microorganisms Halophytes Saline Soil-based Agriculture Salinity-sensitive Crop

Editors and affiliations

  • Manoj Kumar
    • 1
  • Hassan Etesami
    • 2
  • Vivek Kumar
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Life SciencesCentral University of JharkhandRanchiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Soil ScienceUniversity of TehranTehranIran
  3. 3.Himalayan School of BiosciencesSwami Rama Himalayan University, Jolly GrantDehradunIndia

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