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Agricultural Reviews, volume 38 issue 1 (march 2017) : 51-59

Phyllospheric microflora and its impact on plant growth: A review

Deepika Chaudhary*1, Rakesh Kumar1, Khushboo Sihag1, Rashmi1, Anju Kumari2
1<p>Department of Microbiology,&nbsp;CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125 004, India.</p>
Cite article:- Chaudhary*1 Deepika, Kumar1 Rakesh, Sihag1 Khushboo, Rashmi1, Kumari2 Anju (2017). Phyllospheric microflora and its impact on plant growth: A review . Agricultural Reviews. 38(1): 51-59. doi: 10.18805/ag.v0iOF.7308.

The phyllosphere refers to the habitat provided by the aboveground parts of plants and on a global scale supports a large and complex microbial community. Microbial interactions in the phyllosphere can affect the fitness in natural communities and the productivity of agricultural crops. The structure of phyllospheric communities reflects immigration, survival and growth of microbial colonists, which is influenced by numerous environmental factors in addition to leaf physico-chemical properties. Culture-independent microbiological technologies as well advances in plant genetics and biochemistry provide methodological preconditions for exploring the interactions between plants and their microbiome in the phyllosphere. We are trying to focus here on the current knowledge of the composition of the foliar microbiome, its impact on plant growth and techniques for study this science.

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