Gulati, Arvind and Rahi, P and Vyas, P (2008) Characterization of Phosphate-Solubilizing Fluorescent Pseudomonads from the Rhizosphere of Seabuckthorn Growing in the Cold Deserts of Himalayas. Current Microbiology, 56 (1). pp. 73-79. ISSN 0343-8651

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Isolation and characterization of fluorescent pseudomonads with high phosphate-solubilizing ability is reported from the alkaline and calcium-rich soils with low P availability in the cold desert region of Lahaul and Spiti in the trans-Himalayas of India. Of 216 phosphate-solubilizing isolates, 12 exhibiting high solubilization of tricalcium phosphate (TCP) in NBRIP liquid culture were identified as Pseudomonas trivialis, P. poae, P. fluorescens, and Pseudomonas spp. on the basis of phenotypic features, whole-cell fatty acids methyl ester (FAME) profiles, and 16S rDNA sequencing. These isolates also showed relatively high solubilization of North Carolina rock phosphate (NCRP) in comparison to the solubilization of Mussoorie rock phosphate (MRP) and Udaipur rock phosphate (URP). The solubilization of phosphate substrates by P. trivialis and P. poae is reported for the first time.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Microbiology
Depositing User: Dr. Aparna Maitra Pati
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2011 08:55
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2011 08:55

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