Plant-Bacterial Association and Their Role as Growth Promoters and Biocontrol Agents

  • Ahmed Abdul Haleem Khan
Part of the Microorganisms for Sustainability book series (MICRO, volume 13)


Bacteria are common among the microorganisms that colonize both the aerial and underground parts of plant systems. The colonization could result in a benefit to improve fitness in the ecosystem they live by a variety of positive activities. Both the gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria were found in association with plants. It was found from the available literature number of evidence recorded that the plant-associated bacteria were able to reduce the burden of pathogens and support plant growth promotion. Researchers proved that bacterial isolates for plant growth promotion and biocontrol of pathogens from different domesticated plants were efficient antifungals, antibacterials and antinematicidal than synthetic agrochemicals. The use of beneficial bacteria is an eco-friendly approach to develop a sustainable environment.


Biocontrol Inoculants KSB PSB PGPR Nitrogen fixers 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ahmed Abdul Haleem Khan
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  1. 1.Department of BotanyTelangana UniversityNizamabadIndia

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