Rhizosphere Microbes and Plant Stress
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 27 February 2024 | Viewed by 1948
Interests: biocontrol; biofertilizer; stress management; crop protection; genome analysis; metagenomics; nitrogen fixation; phytohormones
Interests: plant pathogenic fungi; plant pathogen interaction; biocontrol; biofertilizer; biotic stress; crop protection; whole genome sequencing; proteomics; nitrogen fixation
The widespread use of biofertilizers, undercutting the use of chemical fertilizers, is likely necessary in accomplishing sustainable agriculture production globally. Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) are chemical-free alternatives to conventional crop protection methods in agriculture. Rhizosphere microbes are unique among the PGPR genera in terms of root colonization; nitrogen fixation; the production of exopolysaccharides, siderophores, hydrogen cyanide (HCN), and phytohormones; the solubilization of phosphorus, potassium, and zinc; biofilm formation; antioxidant activities; stress adaptation abilities; and positive interactions with other microbial communities. They also aid in plant development by promoting biotic and abiotic stress tolerance and as well as by supporting host plant nutrition. A rhizosphere microbe is regarded as an environmentally acceptable alternative to harmful chemical fertilizers because of its active growth-promoting actions. However, the molecular mechanism of the interaction between rhizosphere and plant is still less known. A deeper understanding of the PGPR interaction with plants is important for improving the efficiency of PGPR and expanding its application in agriculture.
This Special Issue mainly covers:
- Functional biology of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR)
- PGPR and plant nutrition
- PGPR as a bio-fertilizer
- Molecular interaction mechanism of plants to PGPR
- Interaction of plants and plant pathogens
- Practical application of PGPR in agriculture
Dr. Rajesh Kumar Singh
Dr. Pratiksha Singh
Dr. Dao-Jun Guo
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- rhizosphere microbes
- plant growth promoting rhizobacteria
- stresses management
- nitrogen fertilizer
- antioxidant enzymes
- transcriptome and proteome analysis during biotic and abiotic stress conditions