Role of Plant Growth Promoting Microorganisms in Sustainable Agriculture and Nanotechnology

Role of Plant Growth Promoting Microorganisms in Sustainable Agriculture and Nanotechnology

1st Edition - June 20, 2019

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  • Editors: Ajay Kumar, Amit Kishore Singh, Krishna Kumar Choudhary
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128170052
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128170045

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Role of Plant Growth Promoting Microorganisms in Sustainable Agriculture and Nanotechnology explores PGPMs (actinomycetes, bacteria, fungi and cyanobacteria) and their multidimensional roles in agriculture, including their increasing applications in sustainable agriculture. In addition to their traditional understanding and applications in agriculture, PGPMs are increasingly known as a source of nano-particles production that are gaining significant interest in their ability to provide more economically, environmentally friendly and safe technologies to crop growers. The book considers new concepts and current developments in plant growth, thus promoting microorganisms research and evaluating its implications for sustainable productivity. Users will find this to be an invaluable resource for researchers in applied microbial biotechnology, soil science, nano-technology of microbial strains, and industry personnel in these areas.

Key Features

  • Presents basic and applied aspects of sustainable agriculture, including nano-technology in sustainable agriculture
  • Identifies molecular tools/omics approaches for enhancing plant growth promoting microorganisms
  • Discusses plant growth promoting microorganisms in bioactive compounds production, and as a source of nano-particles

Readership

Researchers in agricultural microbiology, plant pathology, and agronomy, also some crossover to global climate change, environmental sciences, Soil sciences. Secondary audiences in plant science

Table of Contents

  • 1. Plant growth promoting microorganisms in sustainable agriculture
    2. Microbes as a novel source of secondary metabolite products of industrial significance
    3. Molecular techniques of beneficial microbial community analysis: Omics approach for enhancing PGPR attributes
    4. Role of microbially synthesized nanoparticles in sustainable agriculture and environmental management
    5. Sustainable agriculture and benefits of organic farming
    6. Plant growth promoting microorganisms in abiotic stress management
    8. The application of nanotechnology on bacteria: An emerging technology for sustainable agriculture
    9. Fungi as a source of bioactive compounds and nanoparticles and their beneficial effect on plants
    10. Actinomycetes role in bioactive and nano-particle synthesis
    11. Cyanobacteria as a source of nanao-particles and their implication
    12. Biosynthesis of nanoparticles and their applications in agriculture
    13. Trichoderma mediated biocontrol and growth promotion in plants: An endophytic approach

Product details

  • No. of pages: 352
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2019
  • Published: June 20, 2019
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128170052
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128170045

About the Editors

Ajay Kumar

Dr. Ajay Kumar is a visiting scientist at the Department of Postharvest Science, Agriculture Research Organization, Volcani Center, Rishon LeZion, Israel. He has published extensively in leading International and National journals or books. He has wide area of research experience, especially in the field of Plant-Microbe Interactions, Microbial biocontrol, and Endophytes related with the medicinal plants, Postharvest management of fruits. Dr. Kumar has published more than 165 research articles including review papers/book chapters/ books in the leading international journals. He is serving as special issue editors in some journals like “Frontiers in Microbiology, Microorganism” etc. In addition also acting as reviewer in some leading journals like Frontiers group, PLOS ONE, Agriculture, Ecosystem and Environment, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, Biological Control, Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 3Biotech etc. Dr, Kumar has edited several books with leading publishers including Elsevier, Springer, and Taylor and Francis.

Affiliations and Expertise

Visiting scientist at the Department of Postharvest Science in Agriculture Research Organization, Volcani Center, Rishon LeZion, Israel

Amit Kishore Singh

Dr. Amit Kishore Singh, obtained his doctoral degree in Botany from Banaras Hindu University, then after gained post-doc experience from Agricultural Research Organization, Israel. Currently, he is working as an Assistant Professor (Botany Department) in Kamla Nehru P. G. College, Raebareli, India.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Botany Department,Kamla Nehru P. G. College, Raebareli, India

Krishna Kumar Choudhary

Dr. Krishna Kumar Choudhary is Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant Sciences, School of Basic and Applied Sciences, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, India. After completing his Ph.D. in Botany from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, Dr. Choudhary has worked as Visiting Scientist, Institute of Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Research Organisation, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Israel. Potential of his research is evidenced by the high quality publications in some of the best journals of Botany, Environmental and Agricultural sciences such as Environmental and Experimental Botany, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, Archives of Agronomy and Soil Sciences, Photochemistry and Photobiology etc. along with book chapters. He has received awards for best presentation at both national and international conferences. He is also Review Editor (Environmental Toxicology) of Frontiers in Environmental Science.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, Central University of Punjab, India

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