Characterization of Bacterial Volatiles and Their Impact on Plant Health Under Abiotic Stress

  • Anukool Vaishnav
  • Ajit Varma
  • Narendra Tuteja
  • Devendra Kumar ChoudharyEmail author


Bacterial released volatile compounds (VOCs) in air enable bacteria to interact with their surrounding environment. Soil bacterial volatiles are known to contribute to plant interactions, and several studies also identified their influence on plant stress tolerance. Plant growth-promoting rhizobacterial (PGPR)-mediated VOCs are reported to increase seedling emergence, plant weight, crop yield, and stress resistance. The present chapter describes the characterization of different bacterial VOCs and their roles in enhancement of plant abiotic stress tolerance, a new research area, with potential agriculture applications.


Abiotic stress Bacterium Plant growth-ptomoting bacterium Volatile organic compounds C4-bacterial volatiles 



Authors are very thankful to DBT and SERB for financial assistance.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anukool Vaishnav
    • 1
  • Ajit Varma
    • 2
  • Narendra Tuteja
    • 2
  • Devendra Kumar Choudhary
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.ICAR-National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms (NBAIM)MauIndia
  2. 2.Amity Institute of Microbial Technology (AIMT)Noida, Gautam Buddha NagarIndia

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