Indian Journal of Agricultural Research

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Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, volume 51 issue 4 (august 2017) : 313-319

Characterization and evaluation of plant growth promoting Pseudomonas isolated from rhizosphere of Acacia nilotica and Albizia lebbeck

S. K. Althaf Hussain, Hussain Banoth, Dayakar Govindu, P. Srinivas
1<p>Department of Biotechnology, Kakatiya University, Warangal-506 009, Telangana, India.</p>
Cite article:- Hussain Althaf K. S., Banoth Hussain, Govindu Dayakar, Srinivas P. (2017). Characterization and evaluation of plant growth promoting Pseudomonas isolated from rhizosphere of Acacia nilotica and Albizia lebbeck . Indian Journal of Agricultural Research. 51(4): 313-319. doi: 10.18805/ijare.v51i04.8415.

A total of 65 bacterial isolates from 10 different locations of the test plants i.e. Acacia nilotica and Albizia lebbeck in Godavari belt region were screened. Of which, seven  isolates showed positive response to plant growth promoting characteristics  like Indole Acetic Acid [IAA), production of volatile toxic substances like Hydrogen sulfide [H2S) and Hydrogen cyanide [HCN) that are  antagonistic in nature. These screened isolates were tested for germination efficiency on test plant seeds.  It was found that Isolate number-13[Ps-13]  was very  efficient on  seed germination. To test the efficient combination of bioinoculants, the best plant growth promoting Pseudomonas species was applied to test plants along with other standard microbial bioinoculants and the result showed that Pseudomonas along with Glomus species [Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungus] gave best results for Albizia lebbeck. Rhizobium and Pseudomonas combination was found to be best for Acacia nilotica. 

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