Toward the Unculturable Microbes for Sustainable Agricultural Production

  • Reeta Goel
  • Vinay Kumar
  • Deep Chandra Suyal
  • Narayan
  • Ravindra Soni


The microbes are elemental to maintain the life on the Earth, yet we have very little understanding about the majority of microbial forms present in various environments like soils. As per the information available from published researches, a big portion of microbial wealth is unculturable which may contain several beneficial traits, including the plant growth-promoting activities for sustainable agricultural production. Exploitation of these unculturable microbes can enhance our understanding of present practices of organic agriculture. The only way to exploit this unculturable wealth is the “metagenomics,” the culture-independent approach where we are analyzing microbial DNA extracted directly from an environmental sample.


Metagenomics Rhizosphere Agriculture Organic agriculture 



The work mentioned in this chapter from author group was supported by the National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms; India (NBAIM/ICAR) grant to R. G.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reeta Goel
    • 1
  • Vinay Kumar
    • 2
  • Deep Chandra Suyal
    • 1
  • Narayan
    • 3
  • Ravindra Soni
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyCBSH, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and TechnologyPantnagarIndia
  2. 2.ICAR-National Institute of Biotic Stress ManagementRaipurIndia
  3. 3.Department of Agricultural MicrobiologyCollege of Agriculture, Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishva VidyalayaRaipurIndia

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