Gulati, Arvind and Vyas, P and Rahi, P and Kasana , Ramesh C (2009) Plant Growth-Promoting and Rhizosphere-Competent Acinetobacter rhizosphaerae Strain BIHB 723 from the Cold Deserts of the Himalayas. Current Microbiology, 58 (4). pp. 371-377. ISSN 0343-8651

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A phosphate-solubilizing bacterial strain BIHB 723 isolated from the rhizosphere of Hippophae rhamnoides was identified as Acinetobacter rhizosphaerae on the basis of phenotypic characteristics, carbon source utilization pattern, fatty acid methyl esters analysis, and 16S rRNA gene sequence. The strain exhibited the plant growth-promoting attributes of inorganic and organic phosphate solubilization, auxin production, 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate deaminase activity, ammonia generation, and siderophore production. A significant increase in the growth of pea, chickpea, maize, and barley was recorded for inoculations under controlled conditions. Field testing with the pea also showed a significant increment in plant growth and yield. The rifampicin mutant of the bacterial strain effectively colonized the pea rhizosphere without adversely affecting the resident microbial populations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fluorescent Pseudomonads; Bacteria; Rhizobacteria; Tolerant; Solubilization; Siderophores; Enhancement; Phosphates; Deaminase; Salt.
Subjects: Microbiology
Depositing User: Dr. Aparna Maitra Pati
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2011 10:34
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2012 05:49

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