Rhizobacteria for Reducing Heavy Metal Stress in Plant and Soil

  • Biplab Dash
  • Ravindra Soni
  • Reeta Goel
Part of the Microorganisms for Sustainability book series (MICRO, volume 12)


The intensity of pollution expansion is increasing day by day of which heavy metal pollution has taken the center stage of discussion since the last few decades. Heavy metals have direct detrimental effect on our ecosystem in general and on the agroecosystem in particular, thereby proving to be hazardous for plants, animals, and microbes. One of the most common, low-cost, and eco-friendly strategies that can be employed to counter this problem effectively is through bioremediation. However among several types of bioremediation, microbial bioremediation with the use of rhizobacteria is best suited for alleviating heavy metal stresses in the agroecosystem.


Heavy metals Rhizobacteria PGPR Bioremediation 


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  • Biplab Dash
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  • Ravindra Soni
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  • Reeta Goel
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  1. 1.Department of Agricultural MicrobiologyUniversity of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), GKVKBengaluruIndia
  2. 2.Department of Agricultural Microbiology, College of AgricultureIGKVRaipurIndia
  3. 3.Department of MicrobiologyG. B. Pant University of Agriculture and TechnologyPantnagarIndia

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