Plant Growth Promoting Actinobacteria : A New Avenue for Enhancing the Productivity and Soil Fertility of Grain Legumes

Gopalakrishnan, S and Sathya, A and Vijayabharathi, R (2016) Plant Growth Promoting Actinobacteria : A New Avenue for Enhancing the Productivity and Soil Fertility of Grain Legumes. Springer, Singapore. ISBN 978-981-10-0705-7

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Global yields of legumes have been relatively stagnant for the last five decades, despite the adoption of conventional and molecular breeding approaches. The use of plant growth-promoting (PGP) bacteria for improving agricultural production, soil and plant health has become one of the most attractive strategies for developing sustainable agriculture. Actinomycetes are bacteria that play an important role in PGP and plant protection, produce secondary metabolites of commercial interest, and their use is well documented in wheat, rice, beans, chickpeas and peas. In order to promote legumes, the general assembly of the UN recently declared 2016 the “International Year of Pulses.” In view of this development, this book illustrates how PGP actinomycetes can improve grain yield and soil fertility, improve control of insect pests and phytopathogens, and enhance host-plant resistance. It also addresses special topics of current interest, e.g. the role of PGP actinomycetes in the biofortification of legume seeds and bioremediation of heavy metals.

Item Type: Book
Divisions: RP-Grain Legumes
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Plant Growth, Plant Growth Promotion, Grain Legumes, Actinobacteria, Actinomycetes, Biofortification, Legume Seeds, Bioremediation, Soil Fertility, Soils, Agriculture, Microbiology, Plant Biochemistry, Applied Microbiology, Microbial Ecology
Subjects: Mandate crops > Chickpea
Mandate crops > Pigeonpea
Mandate crops > Groundnut
Others > Food Legumes
Others > Soil Science
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2016 06:41
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2018 09:03
Acknowledgement: The editors wish to acknowledge CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Science and Engineering Research Board (SB/YS/LS-345/ 2013), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, for their generous support in preparing this book. ICRISAT is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. We thank M/s PVS Prasad and V Srinivas for their enthusiastic technical assistance. The quality of the edited book is absolutely dependent on its contributors. We wish to acknowledge with gratitude all those who contributed to this book, for their willingness to share ideas and their patience throughout the process. We are grateful to anonymous reviewers who reviewed our book. Last but not least, we thank Springer publications for the opportunity to publish this edited book. We also thank the editorial staff for their support and guidance.
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