Advances in the Application of Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria in Horticulture

  • Ragini Maurya
  • Shivani Verma
  • Indra Bahadur


To manage a soil biodiversity, significant role is played by microbes. In this context, free-living soil bacteria/rhizobacteria are beneficial for improving plant growth and development commonly termed as plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR). Uses of efficient microbes inhabit the roots forming colonies in higher plants acting as a pipeline for nutrient supply and provide many beneficial compounds competent for boosting plant growth and development. PGPR are well-known plant growth promoter (PGP) native of rhizosphere, which is a substantial soil ecological, environmental and plant wellness for soil-plant-microbe interaction. Keeping in mind the above points, it was felt that they are very useful in horticultural plants. For that, this book chapter encompasses the works of various scientists/students/researchers and reviewed their work for the awareness and use of PGPR in horticultural crops.


Rhizosphere Environment Plant growth promotion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ragini Maurya
    • 1
  • Shivani Verma
    • 2
  • Indra Bahadur
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Horticulture, Institute of Agricultural SciencesBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding (Plant Biotechnology), Institute of Agricultural SciencesBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia
  3. 3.Soil and Land Use Survey of IndiaMinistry of Agriculture and Farmers WelfareKolkataIndia

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