Microbes for Legume Improvement

  • Mohammad Saghir Khan
  • Javed Musarrat
  • Almas Zaidi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Encarna Velázquez, Paula García-Fraile, Martha-Helena Ramírez-Bahena, Raúl Rivas, Eustoquio Martínez-Molina
    Pages 1-25
  3. Anna Skorupska, Jerzy Wielbo, Dominika Kidaj, Monika Marek-Kozaczuk
    Pages 27-54
  4. Alvaro Peix, Encarna Velázquez, Luis R. Silva, Pedro F. Mateos
    Pages 55-80
  5. Javed Musarrat, Almas Zaidi, Mohammad Saghir Khan
    Pages 81-101
  6. Muhammad Arshad, Azeem Khalid, Sher M. Shahzad, Tariq Mahmood
    Pages 103-122
  7. G. Seneviratne, M. L. M. A. W. Weerasekara, J. S. Zavahir
    Pages 123-136
  8. Luciano Kayser Vargas, Bruno Brito Lisboa, Adriana Giongo, Anelise Beneduzi, Luciane Maria Pereira Passaglia
    Pages 137-155
  9. Satyavir S. Sindhu, Seema Dua, M. K. Verma, Aakanksha Khandelwal
    Pages 195-235
  10. Rosario Azcón, José-Miguel Barea
    Pages 237-271
  11. Almas Zaidi, Munees Ahemad, Mohammad Oves, Ees Ahmad, Mohammad Saghir Khan
    Pages 273-292
  12. Luciana V. Rinaudi, Walter Giordano
    Pages 325-335
  13. Mohammad Oves, Almas Zaidi, Mohammad Saghir Khan
    Pages 337-352
  14. Siddhartha Proteem Saikia, Sujata Pachoni Dutta, Adrita Goswami, Brijmohan Singh Bhau, Purnendu Bikash Kanjilal
    Pages 389-408
  15. Rosana F. Vieira, Ieda C. Mendes, Fabio B. Reis-Junior, Mariangela Hungria
    Pages 427-472
  16. D. B. Medeot, N. S. Paulucci, A. I. Albornoz, M. V. Fumero, M. A. Bueno, M. B. Garcia et al.
    Pages 473-494
  17. C. R. Patil, A. R. Alagawadi
    Pages 515-536

About this book


Microbes for Legume Improvement comprises 21 chapters and provides comprehensive information on concepts of microbial technology for the improvement of legumes grown in different agro-ecosystems. The role of microbes including symbiotic nitrogen fixers, asymbiotic nitrogen fixing bacteria (like Azospirillum), plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR), phosphate-solubilizing microbes, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and biocontrol agents in the improvement of both conventional and forage legumes growth is discussed. The role of bacterial biofilms in legume-Rhizobium interactions and metal tolerant microbes in the improvement of legumes is dealt separately. Furthermore, recent findings on the taxonomic status of rhizobia, various signal molecules affecting symbiosis, legume-pathogen and legume-rhizobial interactions and proteomic analysis of legume–microbe interactions are addressed.

This volume gives a broad view of legume disease management using microbes and presents strategies for the management of cultivated legumes. It is therefore of special interest to both academics and professionals working in the field of microbiology, soil microbiology, environment microbiology, biotechnology and agronomy as well as plant protection sciences.


Pathogen biofilm biotechnology ecosystem environment legume legume improvement microbe microbes microbiology nitrogen

Editors and affiliations

  • Mohammad Saghir Khan
    • 1
  • Javed Musarrat
    • 1
  • Almas Zaidi
    • 1
  1. 1.Fac. Agricultural Sciences Dept. Agricultural MicrobiologyAligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhIndia

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