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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(4): 1493-1502
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.704.168


Evaluation of Zinc Solubilizing Bacterial (ZSB) Strains on Growth, Yield and Quality of Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
D.N. Vidyashree1*, R. Muthuraju1 and P. Panneerselvam2
1Department of Agricultural Microbiology, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bengaluru-560 065, India
2ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack-753006, Odisha, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

An experiment was conducted during the year 2014-15 in Microbiology Laboratory, Division of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, ICAR- IIHR, Hesaraghatta, Bengaluru, India for “Evaluating the zinc solubilizing bacterial strains on growth, yield and quality of Tomato”. The experiment consisted of six treatments with five replications, including five different zinc solubilizing bacteria (Bacillus aryabhattai, Pseudomonas taiwenensis, Bacillus sp. (PAN-TM1), Enterobacter oryzae and Bacillus aerophilus) and uninoculated control, out of five bacteria Bacillus aryabhattai was used as reference strain. The results revealed that tomato seedlings treated with Bacillus sp. (PAN-TM1) recorded highest growth parameters viz., plant height (94.1 cm), no. of branches/plant (27.6), stem girth (2.05 cm), total biomass (30.7 gm.). While the Bacillus aryabhattai treated plants recorded significantly highest Yield and quality parameters viz., no. of flowers per plant (84.7), fruit weight (62.1 gm.), fruit diameter (7.5 cm), no. of fruits/plant (49.6) and fruit yield/plant (3.08 kg). Quality parameters viz., Chlorophyll content (1.57 mg/gm), phenol content (2.32μg/gm), ascorbic acid content (14.09mg/100gm) and lycopene content (3.23 mg/100gm) compared to all other ZSB inoculated Tomato plants.


Keywords: Zinc solubilizing bacteria, Bacillus aryabhattai, Bacillus sp. (PAN-TM1), Growth and yield promotion, Quality parameters
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Vidyashree, D.N., R. Muthuraju and Panneerselvam, P. 2018. Evaluation of Zinc Solubilizing Bacterial (ZSB) Strains on Growth, Yield and Quality of Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(4): 1493-1502. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.704.168