Phyllospheric microflora and its impact on plant growth: A review

DOI: 10.18805/ag.v0iOF.7308    | Article Id: R-1617 | Page : 51-59
Citation :- Phyllospheric microflora and its impact on plant growth: A review .Agricultural Reviews.2017.(38):51-59

Deepika Chaudhary*1, Rakesh Kumar1, Khushboo Sihag1 and Rashmi1 and Anju Kumari2

deepikachaudhary14.dc@gmail.com
Address :

Department of Microbiology, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125 004, India.

Submitted Date : 27-04-2016
Accepted Date : 26-12-2016

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Ecosystem Growth Microbial community PGPR Plants Phyllosphere.

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