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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(6): 1248-1258
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.806.152


Isolation and Characterization of Zinc Solubilizing Bacteria from Kashmir Himalayas
Chanrda Sekhar Jagana*, Zahoor Ahmad Baba1, S.I. Krishnanand, M.Y. Zargar2, Zaffar Badri3 and I.J. Khan1
1Biofertilizer Research Laboratory, Faculty of Agriculture Wadura
2Directorate of Research, Shalimar Campus
3Division of Plant Pathology, Faculty of Agriculture Wadura, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, J&K, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Rhizosphere soil samples from Brinjal crop were collected from the 12 different locations in north Kashmir districts with the objective to isolate the zinc solubilizing bacteria, their screening and characterization. Zinc carbonate was used as insoluble zinc source. Out of 80 Zn solubilizers, 10 most outstanding isolates were maintained for further screening for mineral solubilization (Zn and K). Among these Znsb(Kup)M2 which was identified as Bacillus cereus by molecular techniques, showed maximum solubilization index (S.I) and solubilization efficiency (S.E) with 2.4 and 340 % at 48 hrs and 3.8 and 480 % at 72 hr of incubation respectively. In broth containing zinc carbonate, the isolate Bacillus cereus {Znsb(Kup)M2}released significantly highest zinc content of 12 ppm/ml 10 days after incubation. Four isolates also showed IAA activity, potassium and phosphate solubilization with highest index of 1.28 and 1.66 shown by Bacillus cereus, further the same isolate also possessed antagonism against Colletotricum capsici.


Keywords: Bacillus cereus; Brinjal; Colletotrichum capsici; Zinc solubilizing bacteria
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Chanrda Sekhar Jagana, Zahoor Ahmad Baba, S.I. Krishnanand, M.Y. Zargar, Zaffar Badri and Khan, I.J. 2019. Isolation and Characterization of Zinc Solubilizing Bacteria from Kashmir Himalayas.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(6): 1248-1258. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.806.152