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Microbes for Legume Improvement

Khan, Mohammad Saghir, Zaidi, Almas, Musarrat, Javed (Eds.)

2010, XIX, 535 p.

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  • Utility of microbes for improvement of legumes growth both in conventional and derelict soils
  • First of its kind addressing recent advances in microbial technology and their application in sustainability of legume productivity
  • Unique collection of data

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.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Pathogen - biofilm - biotechnology - ecosystem - environment - legume - legume improvement - microbe - microbes - microbiology - nitrogen

Related subjects » Agriculture - Ecology - Microbiology - Plant Sciences

Table of contents 

1. Velázques E., et al.: Bacteria involved in nitrogen-fixing legume symbiosis: Current taxonomic perspective 2. Skorupska E., et al.: Enhancing Rhizobium-legume symbiosis using signaling factors 3. Peix A., et al.: Key molecules involved in beneficial infection process in rhizobia-legume symbiosis 4. Mussarat J., et al.: Recent advances in Rhizobium-legume interactions: A proteomic approach 5. Arshad M., et al.: Role of ethylene and bacterial ACC-deaminase in nodulation of legumes 6. Seneviratne G., et al.: Microbial biofilms: How effective in Rhizobium-legume symbiosis? 7. Kayser Vargas L., et al.: Potential of Rhizobia as plant growth promoting rhizobacteria 8. Gattupalli A.: Engineering nodulation competitiveness of rhizobial bioinoculants in soils 9. Sindhu S. S., et al.: Growth promotion of legumes by inoculation of rhizosphere bacteria 10. Azcón R., Barea J-M.: Mycorrhizosphere interactions for legume improvement 11. Zaidi A., et al.: Role of phosphate solubilizing bacteria in legume improvement 12. Muleta D.: Legume responses to arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi inoculation in sustainable agriculture 13. Rinaudi L. V., Giordano W.: Bacterial biofilms: Role in Rhizobium-legume simbiosi 14. Oves M., et al.: Role of metal tolerant microbes in legume improvement 15. Zahran H. H.: Legumes-microbes interactions under stressed environments 16. Saikia S. P., et al.: Role of Azospirillum in the improvement of legumes 17. Javaid A.: Role of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in nitrogen fixation in legumes 18. Vieira R. F., et al.: Symbiotic nitrogen fixation in tropical food grain legumes: Current status 19. Medeot D. B., et al.: Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria improving the legume-rhizobia symbiosis 20. Mabrouk Y., Belhadj O.: The potential use of Rhizobium-legume symbiosis for enhancing plant growth and management of plantdiseases 21. Patil C. R., Alagawadi A. R.: Microbial inoculants for sustainable legume production

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