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Microorganisms for Sustainability

Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria for Sustainable Stress Management

Volume 1: Rhizobacteria in Abiotic Stress Management

Editors: Sayyed, Riyaz Z., Arora, Naveen Kumar, Reddy, M.S (Eds.)

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  • Presents PGPR-mediated agriculture as the most widely accepted practice for a growing number of crops and managed ecosystems, and as a safe means of pest control
  • Explains biocontrol as an underestimated and therefore underused approach
  • Provides valuable insights into the new tools of recombinant DNA technology, mathematical modeling and computer technology in combination with more traditional approaches such as importation and release of natural enemies and improved germplasm, breeding and field testing
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Increasing agro productivity to feed a growing global population under the present climate scenario requires optimizing the use of resources and adopting sustainable agricultural production. This can be achieved by using plant beneficial bacteria, i.e., those bacteria that enhance plant growth under abiotic stress conditions, and more specifically, microorganisms such as plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR), which are the most promising candidates in this regard. Attaining sustainable agricultural production while preserving environmental quality, agro-ecosystem functions and biodiversity represents a major challenge for current agricultural practices; further, the traditional use of chemical inputs (fertilizers, pesticides, nutrients etc.) poses serious threats to crop productivity, soil fertility and the nutritional value of farm produce. Given these risks, managing pests and diseases, maintaining agro-ecosystem health, and avoiding health issues for humans and animals have now become key priorities. The use of PGPR as biofertilizers, plant growth promoters, biopesticides, and soil and plant health managers has attracted considerable attention among researchers, agriculturists, farmers, policymakers and consumers alike. Using PGPR can help meet the expected demand for global agricultural productivity to feed the world’s booming population, which is predicted to reach roughly 9 billion by 2050. However, to do so, PGPR strains must be safe for the environment, offer considerable plant growth promotion and biocontrol potential, be compatible with useful soil rhizobacteria, and be able to withstand various biotic and abiotic stresses. Accordingly, the book also highlights the need for better strains of PGPR to complement increasing agro-productivity.

About the authors

Riyaz Z Sayyed is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Microbiology, PSGVP Mandal’s Arts, Science College, Shahada, Maharashtra, India. Currently, he serves as President of the Indian Chapter of the Asian PGPR Society for Sustainable Agriculture. He has 15 years of research expertise in siderophore based PGPR and has authored 91 peer-reviewed research papers and 64 books. He is a recipient of many prestigious awards and honors from various research societies and the Government of India. In addition, he is an Associate Editor of the journal Environmental Sustainability (Springer).

Naveen Kumar Arora, a Professor at the Department of Environmental Science, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, India is a respected researcher in the field of Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology. He has authored more than 60 articles and edited 12 books, all published by Springer. He is the Editor in Chief of the journal Environmental Sustainability published by Springer Nature. He is recipient of many prestigious awards, passionate advocate of wildlife conservation and President of the Society for Conservation of Wildlife.

Munagala S. Reddy is a Professor at the Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology at Auburn University, Auburn, USA and Founder and Chairman of the Asian PGPR Society for Sustainable Agriculture. He is a recipient of many prestigious awards from the USA, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Philippines, China, India, etc. and has successfully generated several millions of dollars in funding from federal, international and private agencies for his research on commercializing biofertilizers and biofungicides (PGPR). Currently, he is an entrepreneur and consultant for several national and international agencies. He has authored or co-authored over 300 publications.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • The Role of Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria to Modulate Proline Biosynthesis in Plants for Salt Stress Alleviation

    Pages 1-20

    Ahmed, Shamim (et al.)

  • Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria and Salinity Stress: A Journey into the Soil

    Pages 21-34

    Fazeli-Nasab, Bahman (et al.)

  • Dark Septate Endophytes and Their Role in Enhancing Plant Resistance to Abiotic and Biotic Stresses

    Pages 35-63

    Hidayat, Iman

  • Rhizobacteria and Abiotic Stress Management

    Pages 65-80

    Khan, Naeem (et al.)

  • Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria: Benign and Useful Substitute for Mitigation of Biotic and Abiotic Stresses

    Pages 81-101

    Singh, Jyoti (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-6536-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-6535-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria for Sustainable Stress Management
Book Subtitle
Volume 1: Rhizobacteria in Abiotic Stress Management
Editors
  • Riyaz Z. Sayyed
  • Naveen Kumar Arora
  • M.S Reddy
Series Title
Microorganisms for Sustainability
Series Volume
12
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-6536-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-6536-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-6535-5
Series ISSN
2512-1901
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 362
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 38 illustrations in colour
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