Advances in PGPR Research

November 2017
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  • Published
    28th November 2017
  • ISBN 9781786390325
  • Language English
  • Pages 408 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.5"

Rhizosphere biology is approaching a century of investigations wherein growth-promoting rhizomicroorganisms (PGPR) have attracted special attention for their ability to enhance productivity, profitability and sustainability at a time when food security and rural livelihoods are a key priority. Bio-inputs -- either directly in the form of microbes or their by-products -- are gaining tremendous momentum and harnessing the potential of agriculturally important microorganisms could help in providing low-cost and environmentally safe technologies to farmers. Advances in PGPR Research explores these recent developments and includes coverage of:

* low input biofertilizers and biofungicides used for sustainable agriculture
* molecular techniques to enhance efficacy of microbial inputs
* intellectual property issues in PGPR research

Written by a team of experts, this book considers new concepts and global issues in bio-pesticide research and evaluates the implications for sustainable productivity. It is an invaluable resource for researchers in applied agricultural biotechnology, microbiology and soil science, and also for industry personnel in these areas.

1: Mechanisms of Growth Promotion by Members of the Rhizosphere Fungal Genus Trichoderma
2: Physiological and Molecular Mechanisms of Bacterial Phytostimulation
3: Real-time PCR as a Tool towards Understanding Microbial Community Dynamics in Rhizosphere
4: Biosafety Evaluation: A Necessary Process Ensuring the Equitable Beneficial Effects of PGPR
5: Role of Plant Growth Promoting Microorganisms in Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Remediation
6: Pseudomonas Communities in Soil Agroecosystems
7: Management of Soilborne Plant Pathogens with Beneficial Root-Colonizing Pseudomonas
8: Rhizosphere, Mycorrhizosphere and Hyphosphere as Unique Niches for Soil-Inhabiting Bacteria and Micromycetes
9: The Rhizospheres of Arid and Semiarid Ecosystems are a Source of Microorganisms with Growth-Promoting Potential
10: Rhizosphere Colonization by Plant-Beneficial Pseudomonas spp.: Thriving in a Heterogeneous and Challenging Environment
11: Endophytomicrobiont: A Multifaceted Beneficial Interaction
12: Contribution of Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria to the Maize Yield
13: The potential of Mycorrhiza Helper Bacteria as PGPR
14: Methods for Evaluating Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria Traits
15: The Rhizosphere Microbial Community and Methods of its Analysis
16: Improving Crop Performance under Heat Stress using Thermo tolerant Agriculturally Important Microorganisms
17: Phytoremediation and the Key Role of PGPR
18: Role of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) in Degradation of Xenobiotic Compounds and Allelochemicals
19: Bio-priming and their Metabolic Engineering for Growth and Development of Crop Species in Context of Changing Stress -A Review
20: Unravelling the Dual Applications of Trichoderma spp. as Biopesticide and Biofertilizer
21: Genome insights into Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria, an Important Component of Rhizosphere Microbiome
22: Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR): Mechanism, Role in Crop Improvements and Sustainable Agriculture
23: PGPR: A Good Step to Control Several of Plant Pathogens
24: Role of Trichoderma Secondary Metabolites in Plant Growth Promotion and Biological Control
25: PGPR Mediated Defence Activation in Plant under Biotic and Abiotic Stress

Harikesh Bahadur Singh

Harikesh Bahadur Singh is Head of the Department of Mycology and Plant Pathology, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, India. He has been decorated with several National awards and honors for his key role in popularizing organic farming and translating agriculturally important microorganisms from lab to land. To his credit, he has 20 U.S. patents which he has successfully transferred for commercial production of bio-pesticides to several industrial houses in India.

Birinchi Kumar Sarma

Birinchi Kumar Sarma is currently working as Associate Professor in the Department of Mycology and Plant Pathology, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. He received BOYSCAST Fellowship of Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi in 2006 for conducting advanced research on agriculturally important microorganisms at the University of California, Davis. He was honored with the award of "Associate" of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi in 2010.

Chetan Keswani

Chetan Keswani is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Mycology & Plant Pathology, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, India. Trained as a Biochemist he has keen interest in Intellectual Issues in Life Sciences. He has also passed several courses from World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva, Switzerland. He has been a Key Note speaker in several National and International Conferences to discuss various issues in Intellectual Property and Biotechnology.