Responses of Cajanus cajan and rhizospheric N-cycling communities to bioinoculants

Gupta, R. and Bru, D. and Bisaria, V. S. (2012) Responses of Cajanus cajan and rhizospheric N-cycling communities to bioinoculants. Plant and Soil. 12 p..

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Bioinoculants are commonly used for enhancing crop productivity but little information is available on their effect on key microbial communities such as those involved in the cycling of nitrogen, a major plant nutrient. Here we developed a formulation combining different bioinoculants (Bacillus megaterium, Pseudomonas fluorescens and Trichoderma harzianum) and examined their effects on both Cajanus cajan growth and N-cycling microorganisms.

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Additional Information: RG wishes to acknowledge the French Government for supporting her stay in INRA, France, for two months. The authors would like to express their gratitude to Prof. R. C. Dubey, Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar, India for kindly providing the isolate Pseudomonas fluorescens LPK2 and to Dr. Suseelendra Desai, Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA), Hyderabad, India for measuring the soil properties. Dr M. V. R. K. Sarma’s help with statistical analysis is acknowledged. The comments and suggestions of two anonymous reviewers helped enhance the manuscript considerably.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nitrification , Denitrification , Nitrogen fixation , Microbial communities , Soil , Plant growth promotion , qPCR
Author Affiliation: Department of Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, 110016 India
Subjects: Plant Production
Crop Improvement
Divisions: Pigeonpea
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2012 07:46
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2012 07:46
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