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Plant Microbiome for Plant Productivity and Sustainable Agriculture

  • Explains the basic and advanced concepts related to plant microbiota

  • Includes section to study functional traits and importance of plant microbiota in agroecosystems

  • Provides easy-to-follow description and references

Part of the book series: Microorganisms for Sustainability (MICRO, volume 37)

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About this book

This edited book deals with latest comprehensive information on conventional and high throughput techniques and technologies that are recently used to study plant microbial interface for agricultural research and enhancing plant productivity. Plant microbiota are important for many plant growth promotion activity and agricultural productivity and are sustainable green technology for enhancing agricultural productivity under changing environment. 

The book covers recent information about the plant associated microbiota and their ecology. It discusses technologies to isolate and test microbiota inhabiting in different portion of plants. The book explores the conventional methods as well as the most recently recognized high throughput technologies which are important for productive agroecosystems to feed the growing global population.

This book is of interest to teachers, researchers, microbiologist, plant and environmental scientist and those interested in environment stewardship around the world. Also the book serves as additional reading material for undergraduate and graduate students of agriculture, forestry, ecology, soil science, and environmental sciences and policy makers to be a useful to read.


  • Agricultural research
  • Plant microbiome
  • High throughput methods
  • Conventional; molecular methods
  • Environmental Microbiology

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Biotechnology, Invertis University, Bareilly, India

    Sagar Chhabra

  • Dept of Botany, Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Motihari, India

    Ram Prasad

  • Instituto de Investigación, Universidad Técnica de Manabí, Manabí, Ecuador

    Naga Raju Maddela

  • Plant Molecular Biology Group, International Centre for Genetic Engineering, New Delhi, India

    Narendra Tuteja

About the editors

Dr. Sagar Chhabra is Ph.D. from Institute of Technology Carlow Ireland and has several years of Postdoctoral experience working in Canada and Ireland in area of agricultural and environmental microbiology and biotechnology. Dr. Chhabra is currently working as an Assistant Professor (Grade III) at Department of Biosciences, Galgotias University, India and also previously worked as a Senior Researcher and Scientist in industry in Ireland working on microbial product development for plant growth promotion and environmental clean-up. Dr. Chhabra has published several papers in areas of plant and soil microbiomes and microbial ecology and has several national and international fellowships, travel grants and other awards as a researcher. 

Dr. Ram Prasad, Ph.D. is associated with Department of Botany, Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Motihari, Bihar, India. His research interest includes applied & environmental microbiology, plant-microbe-interactions, sustainable agriculture and nanobiotechnology. Dr. Prasad has more than two hundred publications to his credit, including research papers, review articles & book chapters and six patents issued or pending, and edited or authored of several books. Dr. Prasad has twelve years of teaching experience and has been awarded the Young Scientist Award & Prof. J.S. Datta Munshi Gold Medal by the International Society for Ecological Communications; FSAB fellowship by the Society for Applied Biotechnology; the American Cancer Society UICC International Fellowship for Beginning Investigators, USA; Outstanding Scientist Award in the field of Microbiology; BRICPL Science Investigator Award and Research Excellence Award etc. He has been serving as editorial board members: BMC Microbiology, BMC Biotechnology, Current Microbiology, Archives of Microbiology, Annals of Microbiology, IET Nanobiotechnology, Journal of Nanomaterials, Journal of Renewable Material, Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection, Journal of Agriculture and Food Research, Environmental Science & Ecotechnology including Series editor of Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences, Springer Nature, USA. Previously, Dr. Prasad served as Assistant Professor Amity University Uttar Pradesh, India; Visiting Assistant Professor, Whiting School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, United States and Research Associate Professor at School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.

Dr. Naga Raju Maddela received his M.Sc. (1996–1998) and Ph.D. (2012) in Microbiology from Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapuramu, India. During his doctoral program in the area of Environmental Microbiology, he investigated the effects of industrial effluents/insecticides on soil microorganisms and their biological activities and worked as a Faculty in Microbiology for 17 years, teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students. He received “Prometeo Investigator Fellowship” (2013–2015) from Secretaría de Educación Superior, Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (SENESCYT), Ecuador, and “Postdoctoral Fellowship” (2016–2018) from Sun Yat-sen University, China. He also received external funding from “China Postdoctoral Science Foundation” in 2017, internal funding from “Universidad Técnica de Manabí” in 2020, worked in the area of Environmental Biotechnology, participated in 20 national / international conferences, and presented research data in China, Cuba, Ecuador, India and Singapore. Currently, he is working as a full-time Professor at the Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Técnica de Manabí, Portoviejo, Ecuador. He has published 7 Books (Springer), 15 Chapters (InTech Open / Springer) and 50 research papers.

Dr. Narendra Tuteja, An elected fellow of numerous national and international science academies, Dr. Narendra Tuteja is former Director and Professor at Amity Institute of Microbial Technology, NOIDA, India, and former Group leader and Senior Scientist at International Centre for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi, India. He has made significant contributions to crop improvement under adverse conditions, reporting the first helicase from plant and human cells and demonstrating new roles of Ku autoantigen, nucleolin and eIF4A as DNA helicases. Furthermore, he discovered novel functions of helicases, G-proteins, CBL-CIPK and LecRLK in plant stress tolerance, and PLC and MAP-kinase as effectors for Gα and Gβ G-proteins. Narendra Tuteja also reported several high salinity stress tolerant genes from plants and fungi and developed salt/drought tolerant plants. Recently Dr Narendra Tuteja developed and published the marker free and reporter free PDH45 transgenic rice by salt screening. 

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