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Role of Rhizospheric Microbes in Soil

Volume 1: Stress Management and Agricultural Sustainability

Editors: Meena, Vijay Singh (Ed.)

  • Elucidates the mechanism of stress tolerance in crop plants
    Elaborates the utility of rhizospheric microorganisms in coping with stress 
    Comprehensive information on role of rhizosphere in sustainability

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About this book

In any ecosystem, plant and microbe interaction is inevitable. They not only co-exist but also support each other’s survival and provide sustenance in stressful environments. Agro-ecosystems in many regions around the globe are affected by high temperatures, soil salinity/alkalinity, low pH and metal toxicity. High salinity and severe draught are other major constraints affecting agricultural practices and also plants in the wild.

A major limiting factor affecting global agricultural productivity is environmental stresses. Apart from decreasing yield, they also have a devastating impact on plant growth. Plants battle with various kind of stresses with the help of symbiotic associations with the rhizospheric microbes. Naturally occuring plant-microbe interactions facilitate the survival of plants under these stressful conditions.

The rhizosphere consists of several groups of microbes, plant growth-promoting bacteria (PGPB) is one such group of microbes that assists plants in coping with multiple stresses and also promote plant growth.  These efficient microbes support the stress physiology of the plants and can be extremely useful in solving agricultural as well food- security problems.

This book provides a detailed, holistic description of plant and microbe interaction. It elucidates various mechanisms of nutrient management, stress tolerance and enhanced crop productivity in the rhizosphere, discussing The rhizospheric flora and its importance in enhancement of plant growth, nutrient content, yield of various crops and vegetables as well as soil fertility and health. Divided into two volumes, the book addresses fundamentals, applications as well as research trends and new prospects for agricultural sustainability. Volume 1: Stress Management and Agricultural Sustainability, includes chapters offering a broad overview of plant stress management with the help of microbes. It also highlights the contribution of enzymatic and molecular events occurring in the rhizosphere due to plant microbe interactions, which in turn help in the  biological control of plant disease and pest attacks. Various examples of plant microbe interaction in rhizospheric soil are elaborated to facilitate the development of efficient indigenous microbial consortia to enhance food and nutritional security.

Providing a comprehensive information source on microbes and their role in agricultural and soil sustainability, this timely research book is of particular interest to students, academics and researchers working in the fields of microbiology, soil microbiology, biotechnology, agronomy, and the plant protection sciences, as well as for policy makers in the area of food security and sustainable agriculture.

About the authors

Dr. Vijay Singh Meena is currently working as a soil scientist in the ICAR-Vivekananda Institute of Hill Agriculture, Almora, Uttarakhand. He obtained his B.Sc. (AG.) from SKRAU, Bikaner, Rajasthan, M.Sc. (AG.) and Ph.D. (AG.) with specialization in Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry from Banaras Hindu University (The Capital of Knowledge), Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. He has completed vital work on potassium-solubilizing microbes, soil biological fertility, rhizospheric chemistry, and conservation agriculture, and has published more than 30 original research articles in national and international peer-reviewed journals. In addition, he has published four books and eleven book chapters.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Rhizospheric Microbes for Sustainable Agriculture: An Overview

    Kumar, Ashok (et al.)

    Pages 1-31

  • Current Perspectives on Rhizobacterial-EPS interactions in Alleviation of Stress Responses: Novel Strategies for Sustainable Agricultural Productivity

    Bramhachari, P. V. (et al.)

    Pages 33-55

  • Role of ACC Deaminase as a Stress Ameliorating Enzyme of Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria Useful in Stress Agriculture: A Review

    Ghosh, Pallab Kumar (et al.)

    Pages 57-106

  • Toward the Unculturable Microbes for Sustainable Agricultural Production

    Goel, Reeta (et al.)

    Pages 107-123

  • Induction of Anatomical, Enzymatic, and Molecular Events in Maize by PGPR Under Biotic Stress

    Jha, Yachana

    Pages 125-141

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-8402-7
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Hardcover $249.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-10-8401-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Role of Rhizospheric Microbes in Soil
Book Subtitle
Volume 1: Stress Management and Agricultural Sustainability
Editors
  • Vijay Singh Meena
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-8402-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-8402-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-8401-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 400
Number of Illustrations and Tables
16 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour
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