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Plant-Bacteria Interactions: Strategies and Techniques to Promote Plant Growth

Iqbal Ahmad (Editor), John Pichtel (Editor), Shamsul Hayat (Editor)
ISBN: 978-3-527-31901-5
330 pages
May 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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Here, an extremely experienced team of authors from five different continents provides a timely review of progress in the use and exploitation of soil bacteria to improve crop and plant growth. They present novel ideas on how to grow better, more successful crops, in an environmentally sound way, making this invaluable reading for those working in the pharmaceutical, biotechnological and agricultural industries.
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Table of Contents

Ecology, Genetic Diversity and Screening Strategies of PGPR
Physicochemical Approaches to Studying Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria
Physiological and Molecular Mechanisms of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR)
A Review on the Taxonomy and Possible Screening Traits of Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria
Diversity and Potential of Non-Symbiotic Diazotrophic Bacteria in Promoting Plant Growth
Molecular Mechanisms Underpinning Plant Colonization of a Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacterium
Quorum Sensing in Bacteria: Potential in Plant Health Protection
Pseudomonas aurantiaca SR1: Plant Growth Promoting Traits, Secondary Metabolites and Crop Inoculation Response
Rice-Rhizobia Association: Evolution of an Alternate Niche of Beneficial Plant-Bacteria Association
Principles, Applications and Future Aspects of Cold Adapted-PGPR
Rhamnolipids Producing PGPR and their Role in Damping off Disease Suppression
Practical Applications of Rhizospheric Bacteria in Biodegradation of Polymers from Plastic Wastes
Microbial Dynamics in the Mycorrhizosphere with Special Reference to Arbuscular Mycorrhizae
Salt Tolerant Rhizobacteria: Plant growth Promoting Traits and Physiological Characterization within Ecologically Stressed Environments
The Use of Rhizospheric Bacteria to Enhance Metal Ion Uptake by Water Hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipe (MART)
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Author Information

Iqbal Ahmad is Reader / Associate Professor in Microbiology at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. His research interest in this area includes microbial diversity, PGPR, and metal-microbe interactions. Iqbal Ahmad has published 50 research papers and edited two books.

John Pichtel is Professor of Natural Resource and Environmental Management at Ball State University, Indiana, USA. He has published more than 40 scientific articles, and is member of several professional bodies including Certified Professional Soil Specialist, American Society of Agronomy.

Shamsul Hayat holds a senior faculty position in the department of botany at the Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. His major areas of research are phytohormones and heavy metal stress in plants and biofertilizers. Shamsul Hayat has edited three books and published more than 50 research papers.
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"A useful introduction and companion for students and scientists studying the rhizosphere and its co-existing microorganisms. Since PCPR have a wide importance for plant growth their knowledge and management are crucial for optimal production of crop, food plants and even forest trees, it can be recommended for botanists, gardeners and foresters." (Biotechnology Journal, January 2009)
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