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Seed Biopriming Through Beneficial Rhizobacteria for Mitigating Soil-Borne and Seed-Borne Diseases

  • Rahul Singh Rajput
  • Prachi Singh
  • Jyoti Singh
  • Shatrupa Ray
  • Anukool Vaishnav
  • Harikesh Bahadur Singh
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Part of the Microorganisms for Sustainability book series (MICRO, volume 13)

Abstract

Seed priming enables seed hydration, thereby activating its metabolism without substantial germination. It also assists in rapid germination as well as enhances resistance to both biotic and abiotic stresses. Soilborne pathogens such as Sclerotium rolfsii, Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, and Rhizoctonia possess major threat to crop production on a global scale. These pathogens cause diseases at the time of seed germination; hence, seed biopriming approach will be advantageous for early crop protection. Further, seed biopriming also providing greater protection by biocontrol increased adherence to seed surface. Thereby biocontrol agents will be establishing prior to pathogen infection. In this context, seed biopriming is a promising technique in comparison to seed treatment, soil application, and foliar spray, thereby providing a significant contribution to sustainable agriculture.

Keywords

Seed biopriming PGPR Bioprotectant Plant growth promotion Disease control 

Notes

Acknowledgments

RS Rajput and P Singh are grateful to UGC- RET scholarship for providing financial assistance. HB Singh is grateful to DST for providing funding under a grant (BT/PR5990/AGR/5/587/2012).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rahul Singh Rajput
    • 1
  • Prachi Singh
    • 1
  • Jyoti Singh
    • 2
  • Shatrupa Ray
    • 2
  • Anukool Vaishnav
    • 1
  • Harikesh Bahadur Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mycology and Plant PathologyInstitute of Agricultural Sciences, Varanasi, Banaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Botany, Institute of SciencesBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia

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