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Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR): Prospects for Sustainable Agriculture

Editors: Sayyed, R. Z., Reddy, M.S., Antonius, Sarjiya (Eds.)

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  • Focuses on PGPR-mediated agriculture which is now gaining worldwide importance and acceptance for an increasing number of crops and managed ecosystems as the safe method of pest control 
  • Provides new tools of recombinant DNA technology, mathematical modeling and computer technology combination with a continuation of the more classical approaches such as importation and release of natural enemies and improved germplasm, breeding and field testing should quickly move biocontrol research and technology into a new era 
  • Includes use of PGPR as biofertilizers, plant growth promoters, biopesticides, soil and plant health managershave gained considerable attention among researchers, agriculturists, farmers and policy makers and consumers 
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Sustainable increase in agricultural production while keeping the environmental quality, agro-ecosystem function and biodiversity is a real challenge in current agricultural practices. Application of PGPR can help in meeting the expected demand for increasing agricultural productivity to feed the world’s booming population. Global concern over the demerits of chemicals in agriculture has diverted the attention of researchers towards sustainable agriculture by utilizing the potential of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR). Use of PGPR as biofertilizers, biopesticides, soil, and plant health managers has gained considerable agricultural and commercial significance. 

The book Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR): Prospects for Sustainable Agriculture has contributions in the form of book chapter from 25 eminent global researchers, that discusses about the PGPRs and their role in growth promotion of various crop plants, suppression of wide range of phytopathogens, their formulation, effect of various factors on growth and performance of PGPR, assessment of diversity of PGPR through microsatellites and role of PGPR in mitigating biotic and abiotic stress.This book will be helpful for students, teachers, researchers, and entrepreneurs involved in PGPR and allied fields. The book will be highly useful to researchers, teachers, students, entrepreneurs, and policymakers. 

About the authors

Dr. Riyaz 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 89 peer-reviewed research papers and 61 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). 

Dr. M.S. Reddy is a Founder and Chairman of the Asian PGPR Society for Sustainable Agriculture, consultant for several national and international agencies, successful businessman, investor and entrepreneur. Over the past 40 years he has served as a Professor at the Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology, Auburn University, USA, and has established a body of multi-disciplinary, internationally recognized research in the area of PGPR and poverty alleviation. Dr. Reddy has received many prestigious awards from many countries around the world. In addition to having authored or co-authored over 250 publications, he serves as an Editor, Associate Editor and Reviewer for various journals. 

Dr. Sarjiya Antonious is Head of the Microbiology Laboratory, Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Indonesia and currently serves as President of the Indonesian Chapter of the Asian PGPR Society. Has more than 15 years of research expertise in industrial biofertilizer development and has authored or co-authored many peer-reviewed papers in the fields of microbiology and soil biochemistry. A professional biofertilizer industrial consultant for biofertilizers, several of his inventions have been patented and adopted by national stakeholders and licensed for agro industries. He has received many prestigious awards, including a technology transfer (ALTEK) award and honors from international research organizations. 

Table of contents (25 chapters)

Table of contents (25 chapters)
  • Diversity and Plant Growth-Promoting Potential of Bacterial Endophytes in Rice

    Pages 3-17

    Walitang, Denver (et al.)

  • Plant Growth-Promoting Microbes for Sustainable Agriculture

    Pages 19-45

    Wani, Suhas P. (et al.)

  • The Biological Method of Increasing Seed Germination and Productivity of Grain Crops

    Pages 47-61

    Smirnova, Irina (et al.)

  • Development and Formulation of Beneficial Rhizobacteria Consortia to Improve Soil Health and Agricultural Practice Sustainability in Indonesia

    Pages 63-74

    Simarmata, Tualar (et al.)

  • Biochemical Characterization of Microbials and Their Effects on the Growth and Yield of Multiplier Onion (Allium ascalonicum L.) in Northwestern Philippines

    Pages 75-91

    Bucao, Dionisio S. (et al.)

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eBook $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-6790-8
  • 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 978-981-13-6789-2
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR): Prospects for Sustainable Agriculture
Editors
  • R. Z. Sayyed
  • M.S. Reddy
  • Sarjiya Antonius
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-6790-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-6790-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-6789-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 334
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
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