Synopses & Reviews
Plant microbe interaction is a complex relationship that can have various beneficial impacts on both the communities. An urgent need of today's world is to get high crop yields in an ecofriendly manner. Utilization of beneficial and multifaceted plant growth promoting (PGP) microorganisms can solve the problem of getting enhanced yields without disturbing the ecosystem thus leading to sustainability. For this to achieve understanding of the intricate details of how the beneficial microbes form associations with the host plant and sustain that for millions of years must be known. A holistic approach is required wherein the diversity of microbes associated with plant and the network of mechanisms by which they benefit the host must be studied and utilized. 'Plant Microbe Symbiosis - Fundamentals and Advances' provides a comprehensive understanding of positive interactions that occur between plant and microorganisms and their utilization in the fields. The book reviews the enormous diversity of plant associated microbes, the dialog between plant-microbes-microbes and mechanisms of action of PGP microbes. Utilization of PGPRs as nutrient providers, in combating phytopathogens and ameliorating the stressed and polluted soils is also explained. Importantly, the book also throws light on the unanswered questions and future direction of research in the field. It illustrates how the basic knowledge can be amalgamated with advanced technology to design the future bioformulations.
About the Author
Dr Naveen Kumar Arora, PhD Microbiology, Associate Professor in Department of Environmental Microbiology, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (A Central University), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India is a renowned researcher in the field of Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology. His specific area of research is rhizosphere biology and PGPRs. He has 35 research papers published in premium international journals and is a member of several national and international societies. He is also a reviewer of several international journals. He has delivered lectures in conferences and seminars around the globe. He has a long standing interest in teaching at the PG level and is involved in taking courses in bacteriology, microbial physiology environmental microbiology, agriculture microbiology and industrial microbiology. He has been advisor to 52 post graduate and 02 doctoral students. Although an academician and researcher by profession, he has a huge obsession for the wildlife and its conservation and has authored a book Splendid Wilds. He also has a dedicated website www.naveenarora.co.in for the cause of wildlife and environment conservation.
Table of Contents
1.Transactions amongst microorganisms and plant in the composite rhizosphere habitat.- 2. Plant-Microbe Interactions for Sustainable Agriculture: Fundamentals and Recent Advances.- 3. Plant-microbe partnerships: implications for growth and plant health.- 4. Plant Microbe Symbiosis: Perspectives and Applications.- 5. Soil rhizobacteria can regulate the uptake of nutrients and undesirable elements by plants.- 6. The complex molecular signaling network in microbe-plant interaction.- 7.The contribution of new technologies towards understanding plant-fungus symbioses.- 8. Legume Root Nodule Associated Bacteria.- 9. Legume-Rhizobia Symbiosis and interactions in Agroecosystems.- 10. Biological nitrogen fixation: importance, associated diversity and estimates.- 11.Alleviation of salt stress in legumes by co-inoculation with Pseudomonas and Rhizobium .- 12.Potential of Rhizosphere Bacteria for Improving Rhizobium - Legumes Symbiosis.- 13.Diversity of plant root associated microbes: its regulation by introduced biofilms.- 14. Secondary metabolites of Pseudomonas aurantiaca and their role in plant growth promotion.- 15.Plant -Microbe Interaction, a potential tool for enhanced bioremediation.- 16. Multifaceted plant associated microbes and their mechanisms diminish the concept of direct and indirect PGPRs.