Bacterial Mediated Plant Protection: Induced Systemic Resistance in Soybean

  • Shekhar JainEmail author
  • Devendra Kumar Choudhary
  • Kanti Prakash Sharma
  • Rashmi Aggarwal


Soybean (Glycine max L. Merrill) is world’s most important source of the highest protein content among leguminous crops. Several pathogens like fungi, bacteria and viruses attack on the soybean plant and cause different diseases leading to the great losses in the yield. At global level a wide-ranging research has been done to build up resistance varieties against biotic stresses by means of genetic engineering. In the present scenario an alternative strategy has developed wherein bacteria played a key role to the plants successful survival against pathogen stress. Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) elicited a higher level of resistance in addition to indigenous immune system in the form of induced systemic resistance (ISR) in plants and offers heightened level of protection. ISR is the prior activation of induced resistance in plants leading to triggering of jasmonic acid and ethylene mediated signaling pathways. Nonexpressor of pathogenesis related protein 1 (NPR1) work as a master regulator of hormonal defense signaling pathway leading to activation of pathogenesis related and defense related protein depend on the preceding signals. This review chapter will focus on research study done on soybean concerning interaction between PGPRs and plants under biotic stress condition.


Biotic stress Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria Induced systemic resistance Defense-related genes Jasmonic acid 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shekhar Jain
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • Devendra Kumar Choudhary
    • 4
  • Kanti Prakash Sharma
    • 3
  • Rashmi Aggarwal
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Plant PathologyICAR-Indian Agricultural Research InstituteNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Biosciences, College of Arts, Science & Humanities (CASH)Mody University of Science & TechnologyLakshmangarhIndia
  3. 3.Department of AgricultureMandsaur UniversityMandsaurIndia
  4. 4.Amity Institute of Microbial Technology (AIMT)Amity UniversityNoidaIndia

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