Bacillus as Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR): A Promising Green Agriculture Technology

  • Brijendra Kumar Kashyap
  • Manoj Kumar Solanki
  • Anand Kumar Pandey
  • Sarit Prabha
  • Pramod Kumar
  • Baby Kumari


Bacillus is a cosmopolitan bacteria present in all kinds of environments including rhizospheric soil. Root-associated Bacillus spp. usually promote plant growth by various means, e.g., production of phytohormone precursor, i.e., indole acetic acid (IAA-auxin), phosphate solubilization, and siderophore production or serve as biocontrol and are thus termed plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR). This genus may also be used along with other biocompatible bacteria including nitrogen-fixing species like Azospirillum and Azotobacter and hence may be called as consortia of bacteria or which can be used as co-inoculant to increase/improve the fertility of soil. This chapter focused on the application of Bacillus on different economically important crops.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brijendra Kumar Kashyap
    • 1
  • Manoj Kumar Solanki
    • 2
  • Anand Kumar Pandey
    • 1
  • Sarit Prabha
    • 1
  • Pramod Kumar
    • 3
  • Baby Kumari
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of BiotechnologyInstitute of Engineering and Technology, Bundelkhand UniversityJhansiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Food Quality & Safety, Institute for Post-harvest and Food SciencesThe Volcani Center, Agricultural Research OrganizationRishon LeZionIsrael
  3. 3.National Centre for Disease ControlDelhiIndia
  4. 4.University Department of BiotechnologyVinoba Bhave UniversityHazaribagIndia

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