Detecting tolerance in pseudomonas fluorescens to pesticides
Citation :- Detecting tolerance in pseudomonas fluorescens to pesticides .Agricultural Science Digest.2016.(36):247-249
The present study is aimed at examining the effect of pesticides viz, fungicides, insecticides, herbicides and antibiotics on Pseudomonas fluorescens to see its tolerance level against these pesticides. Herbicides were found most adaptive to Pseudomonas fluorescens as compared to fungicides, insecticides and antibiotics. Tolerance level was found high in Pseudomonas fluorescens against Spinosad @ 0.04 % (9.02 × 108 cfu/ml) and Imidacloprid @ 0.02 % (5.82 × 108 cfu/ml). P.fluorescens was found less sensitive to Thiram @ 0.2 % (2.15 × 108 cfu/ml), Benomyl @ 0.3 % (1.63 × 108 cfu/ml) and Carbendazim @ 0.1 % (1.38 × 108 cfu/ml). However, it tolerated the toxicity of Pendamethalin up to 0.4 % concentration. Although bacterium was adaptive to herbicides, it was found highly sensitive to antibiotics Streptomycin alone and also in combination with Tetracycline @ 0.01 % concentration.
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