Plant Growth and Health Promoting Bacteria

  • Dinesh K. Maheshwari

Part of the Microbiology Monographs book series (MICROMONO, volume 18)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Marta S. Dardanelli, S. M. Carletti, N. S. Paulucci, D. B. Medeot, E. A. Rodriguez Cáceres, F. A. Vita et al.
    Pages 1-20
  3. Márcia do Vale Barreto Figueiredo, Lucy Seldin, Fabio Fernando de Araujo, Rosa de Lima Ramos Mariano
    Pages 21-43
  4. Haluk Caglar Kaymak
    Pages 45-79
  5. Gamini Seneviratne, M. L. M. A. W. Weerasekara, K. A. C. N. Seneviratne, J. S. Zavahir, M. L. Kecskés, I. R. Kennedy
    Pages 81-95
  6. Suikinai Nobre Santos, Vanessa Nessner Kavamura, João Luiz da Silva, Itamar Soares de Melo, Fernando Dini Andreote
    Pages 251-272
  7. Pankaj Kumar Mishra, Piyush Joshi, Shekhar Chandra Bisht, Jaideep Kumar Bisht, Govindan Selvakumar
    Pages 273-296
  8. Janpen Prakamhang, Nantakorn Boonkerd, Neung Teaumroong
    Pages 317-332
  9. Venkadasamy Govindasamy, Murugesan Senthilkumar, Vellaichamy Magheshwaran, Upendra Kumar, Pranita Bose, Vikas Sharma et al.
    Pages 333-364
  10. Meenu Saraf, Chaitanya Kumar Jha, Dhara Patel
    Pages 365-385
  11. Marieta Hristozkova, Maria Geneva, Ira Stancheva
    Pages 417-431
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 433-445

About this book


To cope with the increasing problems created by agrochemicals such as plant fertilizers, pesticides and other plant protection agents, biological alternatives have been developed over the past years. These include biopesticides, such as bacteria for the control of plant diseases, and biofertilizer to improve crop productivity and quality. Especially plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) are as effective as pure chemicals in terms of plant growth enhancement and disease control, in addition to their ability to manage abiotic and other stresses in plants. The various facets of these groups of bacteria are treated in this Microbiology Monograph, with emphasis on their emergence in agriculture. Further topics are Bacillus species that excrete peptides and lipopeptides with antifungal, antibacterial and surfactant activity, plant-bacteria-environment interactions, mineral-nutrient exchange, nitrogen assimilation, biofilm formation and cold-tolerant microorganisms.


Biofertilization Biopesticides Crop protection Phytopathogens Rhizobacteria

Editors and affiliations

  • Dinesh K. Maheshwari
    • 1
  1. 1., Dept. of Botany MicrobiologyGurukul Kangri UniversityHaridwar (Uttarakhand)India

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-13611-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-13612-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1862-5576
  • Series Online ISSN 1862-5584
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