Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria for Sustainable Stress Management

Volume 1: Rhizobacteria in Abiotic Stress Management

  • R. Z. Sayyed
  • Naveen Kumar Arora
  • M. S. Reddy

Part of the Microorganisms for Sustainability book series (MICRO, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Shamim Ahmed, Aritra Roy Choudhury, Poulami Chatterjee, Sandipan Samaddar, Kiyoon Kim, Sunyoung Jeon et al.
    Pages 1-20
  3. Naeem Khan, Asadullah, Asghari Bano
    Pages 65-80
  4. Jyoti Singh, Prachi Singh, Shatrupa Ray, Rahul Singh Rajput, Harikesh Bahadur Singh
    Pages 81-101
  5. J. Patel Priyanka, R. Trivedi Goral, K. Shah Rupal, Meenu Saraf
    Pages 103-115
  6. Ashok Kumar, Savita Dewangan, Pramod Lawate, Indra Bahadur, Srishti Prajapati
    Pages 139-155
  7. Biplab Dash, Ravindra Soni, Reeta Goel
    Pages 179-203
  8. Rangasamy Kirubakaran, Athiappan Murugan, Nowsheen Shameem, Javid A. Parray
    Pages 205-218
  9. Ajar Nath Yadav, Divjot Kour, Sushma Sharma, Shashwati Ghosh Sachan, Bhanumati Singh, Vinay Singh Chauhan et al.
    Pages 219-253
  10. Divjot Kour, Kusam Lata Rana, Ajar Nath Yadav, Neelam Yadav, Vinod Kumar, Amit Kumar et al.
    Pages 255-308
  11. Afreen Khan, R. Z. Sayyed, Sonia Seifi
    Pages 327-343
  12. R. K. Singh, Prahlad Masurkar, Sumit Kumar Pandey, Suman Kumar
    Pages 345-353
  13. Meghmala Waghmode, Aparna Gunjal, Neha Patil, Neelu Nawani
    Pages 355-362

About this book


Increasing agro productivity to feed a growing global population under the present climate scenario requires optimizing the use of resources and adopting sustainable agricultural production. This can be achieved by using plant beneficial bacteria, i.e., those bacteria that enhance plant growth under abiotic stress conditions, and more specifically, microorganisms such as plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR), which are the most promising candidates in this regard.

Attaining sustainable agricultural production while preserving environmental quality, agro-ecosystem functions and biodiversity represents a major challenge for current agricultural practices; further, the traditional use of chemical inputs (fertilizers, pesticides, nutrients etc.) poses serious threats to crop productivity, soil fertility and the nutritional value of farm produce. Given these risks, managing pests and diseases, maintaining agro-ecosystem health, and avoiding health issues for humans and animals have now become key priorities. The use of PGPR as biofertilizers, plant growth promoters, biopesticides, and soil and plant health managers has attracted considerable attention among researchers, agriculturists, farmers, policymakers and consumers alike.

Using PGPR can help meet the expected demand for global agricultural productivity to feed the world’s booming population, which is predicted to reach roughly 9 billion by 2050. However, to do so, PGPR strains must be safe for the environment, offer considerable plant growth promotion and biocontrol potential, be compatible with useful soil rhizobacteria, and be able to withstand various biotic and abiotic stresses. Accordingly, the book also highlights the need for better strains of PGPR to complement increasing agro-productivity.



PGPR Biotic Stress Plant Growth Biocontrol Sustainable Agriculture

Editors and affiliations

  • R. Z. Sayyed
    • 1
  • Naveen Kumar Arora
    • 2
  • M. S. Reddy
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyPSGVP Mandal’s ASC CollegeShahadaIndia
  2. 2.Department of Environmental Microbiology, School of Environmental SciencesBabasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar UniversityLucknowIndia
  3. 3.Department of Entomology & Plant PathologyAuburn UniversityAuburnUSA

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