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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:8, August, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(8): 59-70

Plant Growth Promoting Endophytic Bacteria from Zyzypus mauritiana
Mayuri C. Rathod1 and D.A. Dhale2*
1Department of Biotechnology, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University,Surat- 395007, (Gujarat) India
2PG-Department of Botany, SSVPS’s, L.K.Dr.P.R.Ghogrey Science College,Dhule-424005, (Maharashtra) India
*Corresponding author

Plant growth-promoting bacteria are bacteria that can enhance plant growth and protect plants from disease and abiotic stresses through a wide variety of mechanisms; those that establish close associations with plants, such as the endophytes, could be more successful in plant growth promotion. Bacteria on roots and in the rhizosphere benefit from root exudates, but some bacteria and fungi are capable of entering the plant as endophytes that do not cause harm and could establish a mutualistic association. This study was conducted with a view to isolate bacteria associated with the roots and leaves of Zyzypus muritiana and to assess their functional potentialities in relation to plant growth promoting activities. Eighteen bacterial isolates were obtained from surface sterilized healthy roots and leaves of the plant. The isolates were tested for morphological and biochemical characteristics. The results of in vitro assays showed that all isolates can produce IAA, solubilize rock phosphate. These isolates having abilities for IAA production and phosphate solubilization were tested as bioinoculant to Z. muritiana roots.

Keywords: Endophytic bacteria, Bioinoculant, Rhizosphere, Zyzypus Muritiana

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Mayuri C. Rathod and D.A. Dhale. 2016. Plant Growth Promoting Endophytic Bacteria from Zyzypus mauritiana.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(8): 59-70. doi:
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