Microbial Interventions in Agriculture and Environment

Volume 2: Rhizosphere, Microbiome and Agro-ecology

  • Dhananjaya Pratap Singh
  • Vijai Kumar Gupta
  • Ratna Prabha

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Dhananjaya Pratap Singh, Ratna Prabha, Vijai Kumar Gupta
    Pages 1-35
  3. Inés E. García de Salamone, Rosalba Esquivel-Cote, Dulce Jazmín Hernández-Melchor, Alejandro Alarcón
    Pages 37-74
  4. Miguel O. P. Navarro, André Barazetti, Erika T. G. Niekawa, Mickely Liuti Dealis, Jean Marcos Soares Matos, Gabriel Liuti et al.
    Pages 75-122
  5. Stefan Shilev, Hassan Azaizeh, Desislava Angelova
    Pages 149-178
  6. Hassan Etesami, Arash Hemati, Hossein Ali Alikhani
    Pages 179-204
  7. Divya Singh, Paushali Ghosh, Jay Kumar, Ashok Kumar
    Pages 205-227
  8. Mohd. Musheer Altaf, Mohd Sajjad Ahmad Khan, Iqbal Ahmad
    Pages 229-253
  9. M. Gavit Pavankumar, B. Chaudhari Ambalal, D. Shelar Rajendra, D. Dandi Navin
    Pages 255-302
  10. Balasubramanian Ramakrishnan, Prasanta Kumar Prusty, Swati Sagar, M. M. Elakkya, Anjul Rana
    Pages 359-377
  11. J. Godheja, D. R. Modi, V. Kolla, A. M. Pereira, R. Bajpai, M. Mishra et al.
    Pages 379-409
  12. Samiksha Joshi, Manvika Sahgal, Salil K. Tewari, Bhavdish N. Johri
    Pages 411-450
  13. Rachana Jain, Jyoti Saxena
    Pages 471-495
  14. Indramani Kumar, Moumita Mondal, Raman Gurusamy, Sundarakrishnan Balakrishnan, Sakthivel Natarajan
    Pages 517-546
  15. Purnima Bhandari, Neera Garg
    Pages 547-573

About this book


Microbial communities and their functions play a crucial role in the management of ecological, environmental and agricultural health on the Earth. Microorganisms are the key identified players for plant growth promotion, plant immunization, disease suppression, induced resistance and tolerance against stresses as the indicative parameters of improved crop productivity and sustainable soil health. Beneficial belowground microbial interactions with the rhizosphere help plants mitigate drought and salinity stresses and alleviate water stresses under the unfavorable environmental conditions in the native soils. Microorganisms that are inhabitants of such environmental conditions have potential solutions for them. There are potential microbial communities that can degrade xenobiotic compounds, pesticides and toxic industrial chemicals and help remediate even heavy metals, and thus they find enormous applications in environmental remediation. Microbes have developed intrinsic metabolic capabilities with specific metabolic networks while inhabiting under specific conditions for many generations and, so play a crucial role. The book Microbial Interventions in Agriculture and Environment is an effort to compile and present a great volume of authentic, high-quality, socially-viable, practical and implementable research and technological work on microbial implications. The whole content of the volume covers protocols, methodologies, applications, interactions, role and impact of research and development aspects on microbial interventions and technological outcomes in prospects of agricultural and environmental domain including crop production, plan-soil health management, food & nutrition, nutrient recycling, land reclamation, clean water systems and agro-waste management, biodegradation & bioremediation, biomass to bioenergy, sanitation and rural livelihood security. The covered topics and sub-topics of the microbial domain have high implications for the targeted and wide readership of researchers, students, faculty and scientists working on these areas along with the agri-activists, policymakers, environmentalists, advisors etc. in the Government, industries and non-government level for reference and knowledge generation. 


Microbial Diversity and Functions Bioremediation Biological control Plant and Soil Health Plant Growth Promotion

Editors and affiliations

  • Dhananjaya Pratap Singh
    • 1
  • Vijai Kumar Gupta
    • 2
  • Ratna Prabha
    • 3
  1. 1.ICAR-National Bureau of Agriculturally Important MicroorganismsMaunath BhanjanIndia
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry and BiotechnologyTallinn University of TechnologyTallinnEstonia
  3. 3.ICAR-National Bureau of Agriculturally Important MicroorganismsMaunath BhanjanIndia

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