Rahi, P and Vyas, P and Sharma, S and Gulati, Ashu and Gulati, Arvind (2009) Plant growth promoting potential of the fungus Discosia sp. FIHB 571 from tea rhizosphere tested on chickpea, maize and pea. Indian Journal of Microbiology , 49 (2). pp. 128-133. ISSN 0046-8991

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The ITS region sequence of a phosphate-solubilizing fungus isolated from the rhizosphere of tea growing in Kangra valley of Himachal Pradesh showed 96% identity with Discosia sp. strain HKUCC 6626 ITS 1, 5.8S rRNA gene and ITS 2 complete sequence, and 28S rRNA gene partial sequence. The fungus exhibited the multiple plant growth promoting attributes of solubilization of inorganic phosphate substrates, production of phytase and siderophores, and biosynthesis of indole acetic acid (IAA)-like auxins. The fungal inoculum significantly increased the root length, shoot length and dry matter in the test plants of maize, pea and chickpea over the uninoculated control under the controlled environment. The plant growth promoting attributes have not been previously studied for the fungus. The fungal strain with its multiple plant growth promoting activities appears attractive towards the development of microbial inoculants.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Discosia sp.; ITS region; Plant growth promotion; Tea
Subjects: Microbiology
Depositing User: Dr. Aparna Maitra Pati
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2011 11:20
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2011 11:20
URI: http://ihbt.csircentral.net/id/eprint/337

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