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Microbe-based Inoculants: Role in Next Green Revolution

  • Naveen Kumar Arora
  • Tahmish Fatima
  • Isha Mishra
  • Sushma Verma
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Abstract

Increasing food demand, with growing population, has been a major concern throughout the globe. The aim can only be achieved with the onset of next green revolution being much defined by sustainable approaches. The past green revolution had its negative impact due to excessive use of agrochemicals contaminating the environment and further challenging the food security. Henceforth, designing the blueprint of next green revolution requires the application of effective and sustainable approaches which enhance the yield of plants while still maintaining the decorum of sustainability. In this regard, microbes have been concluded as the best players finding their roles in plant growth promotion and also stress management. Currently, there are several bacterial-, fungal-based inoculants available in the market along with genetically modified organisms, forming the base of upcoming green revolution. Thus, the future of sustainable agriculture is related to the efficiency and action of these microbes.

Keywords

Microbial inoculants Green revolution Environmental sustainability Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) Stress 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Naveen Kumar Arora
    • 1
  • Tahmish Fatima
    • 2
  • Isha Mishra
    • 2
  • Sushma Verma
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Environmental Science, School of Environmental ScienceBabasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar UniversityLucknowIndia
  2. 2.Department of Environmental Microbiology, School of Environmental ScienceBabasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar UniversityLucknowIndia

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