PGPR for Protection of Plant Health Under Saline Conditions

  • Naveen K. Arora
  • Sakshi Tewari
  • Sachin Singh
  • Nand Lal
  • Dinesh K. Maheshwari


The economy of many countries relies on agriculture. Salinity is one of the major constraints that limit crop productivity, particularly in arid and semiarid regions. The development of salt-tolerant crops is not an easy and economical approach for sustainable agriculture, whereas microbial inoculation to alleviate salt tolerance is a better option because it minimizes production costs and environmental hazards. The aim of the present review is to point out the status of salinization and constraints related with it, and to draw the focus on future research strategies for the development of better inoculants in saline-affected regions, particularly in context to the developing countries.


Salt Stress Ethylene Production Compatible Solute Glycine Betaine Glycine Betaine 
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Thanks are due to Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi, and Council of Science and Technology, Lucknow, India. Authors are grateful to Vice Chancellor, BBA University, Lucknow, India for their support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Naveen K. Arora
    • 1
  • Sakshi Tewari
    • 1
  • Sachin Singh
    • 2
    • 3
  • Nand Lal
    • 2
    • 3
  • Dinesh K. Maheshwari
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Environmental Microbiology, School of Environmental ScienceBBA UniversityLucknowIndia
  2. 2.Department of Microbiology, Institute of Biosciences and BiotechnologyCSJM UniversityKanpurIndia
  3. 3.Department of Life ScienceCSJM UniversityKanpurIndia
  4. 4.Department of Botany and MicrobiologyGurukul Kangri UniversityHaridwarIndia

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