The Environmentalist

, Volume 27, Issue 2, pp 253–260 | Cite as

Allelopathic response of Vetiveria zizanioides (L.) Nash on members of the family Enterobacteriaceae and Pseudomonas spp.



The biological removal of phosphates was carried as a part of treatment strategy. Vetiveria zizanioides (L.) Nash belonging to the family Poaceae was used for biological removal of biostimulants. Vetiver reportedly has mycorrhizal association; besides having potential for removal of PO4 −3 also showed allelopathic affect on the microorganisms present in the water. In fact after a period of 96 h old roots of this plant have been found to have killing effects on the E. coli, Enterobacter spp. Pseudomonas spp. belonging to the family Enterobacteriaceae. The paper is opening a new face of study.


Water treatment Vetiveria zizanioides PO4−3 Enterobacteriaceae Mycorrhizal association Allelopathy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jatin Srivastava
    • 1
  • Harish Chandra
    • 1
  • Nandita Singh
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Dolphin (PG) Institute of Biomedical & Natural SciencesVPO - ManduwalaDehradunIndia
  2. 2.Eco-Auditing DivisionNational Botanical Research InstituteLucknowIndia

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