Microbe-Assisted Plant Growth Ameliorations

  • Muhammad Saifulla
  • T. YellaGoud
  • S. V. Manjunatha
  • T. G. Manu
  • G. Rajesh


Diverse microbes present in soil play a remarkable role in symbiotic action under different plant ecosystems. The use of prominent microbes against the pathogenic microorganisms affecting plant health helps in preventing the potential harmful effect of chemical pesticides on environment and human kind. Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) are one of the beneficial microbial groups under biocontrol agents for the best alternative to avoid the hazardous effect of chemicals and help in maintaining the plant health. PGPR colonize plant roots and help in plant health ameliorations using various bacteria. They play a significant role in enhancing the production of plant growth hormone substances, fixation and availability of plant nutrients and modulate the defence activity for inhibiting the effect of various pathogens through production of antimicrobial metabolites. Integration of PGPR and plant induces the defence mechanisms against the variety of pathogenic group. The exploitation of productive and efficient PGPR community helps in achieving plant growth and protection from plant pathogens significantly to avoid the crop loss.


PGPR Plant health Biological control Rhizosphere Rhizoplane 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Muhammad Saifulla
    • 1
  • T. YellaGoud
    • 2
  • S. V. Manjunatha
    • 1
  • T. G. Manu
    • 1
  • G. Rajesh
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Plant Pathology, College of AgricultureUniversity of Agricultural SciencesBengaluruIndia
  2. 2.National Institute of Plant Health Management (NIPHM)HyderabadIndia
  3. 3.Department of Plant PathologyIndian Council of Agricultural ResearchKhanakuruIndia

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