Microbiology Monographs

Plant Growth and Health Promoting Bacteria

Editors: Maheshwari, Dinesh K. (Ed.)

  • A valuable source of information for scientists in basic microbiological research as well as in applied fields of agriculture, plant pathology and environmental sciences
  • Presents current developments in the use of bacteria as biofertilizers and biopesticides
  • Written by renowned scientists
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To cope with the increasing problems created by agrochemicals such as plant fertilizers, pesticides and other plant protection agents, biological alternatives have been developed over the past years. These include biopesticides, such as bacteria for the control of plant diseases, and biofertilizer to improve crop productivity and quality. Especially plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) are as effective as pure chemicals in terms of plant growth enhancement and disease control, in addition to their ability to manage abiotic and other stresses in plants. The various facets of these groups of bacteria are treated in this Microbiology Monograph, with emphasis on their emergence in agriculture. Further topics are Bacillus species that excrete peptides and lipopeptides with antifungal, antibacterial and surfactant activity, plant-bacteria-environment interactions, mineral-nutrient exchange, nitrogen assimilation, biofilm formation and cold-tolerant microorganisms.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Benefits of Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria and Rhizobia in Agriculture

    Dardanelli, Marta S. (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria: Fundamentals and Applications

    Figueiredo, Márcia do Vale Barreto (et al.)

    Pages 21-43

  • Potential of PGPR in Agricultural Innovations

    Kaymak, Haluk Caglar

    Pages 45-79

  • Importance of Biofilm Formation in Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacterial Action

    Seneviratne, Gamini (et al.)

    Pages 81-95

  • Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria: Constraints in Bioformulation, Commercialization, and Future Strategies

    Arora, Naveen K. (et al.)

    Pages 97-116

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Plant Growth and Health Promoting Bacteria
Editors
  • Dinesh K. Maheshwari
Series Title
Microbiology Monographs
Series Volume
18
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-13612-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-13612-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-13611-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26500-6
Series ISSN
1862-5576
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 448
Number of Illustrations and Tables
86 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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