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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(5): 412-422
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.053


Review on Drought Tolerance in Plants Induced by Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria
Zaffar Mahdi Dar1*, Amjad Masood2, Arshad Hussain Mughal1, Malik Asif1 and Mushtaq Ahamd Malik1
1Division of Basic Sciences
2Division of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, SKUAST- K Kashmir J&K, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Abiotic stresses are major constrains which adversely affect the plant growth and productivity. Among all abiotic stresses, drought is considered as one of the major constraints on agricultural productivity worldwide and is likely to further increase. Hence the need of the hour is to formulate the strategies that can minimize the loss in crop production under drought conditions. One of them being the exploitation of soil microbes which have the capacity to overcome the adverse effects of drought stress. In the current scenario, microbial role in plant adaptation towards drought stress is gaining more attention. In this regard plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) can be employed to mitigate the drought adversities in the plants. This review deals with the mechanisms through which the PGPR minimize the harmful effects of drought stress in plants. In several studies it has been reported that these beneficial microorganisms colonize the plant rhizosphere and impart drought tolerance by altering the level of plant hormones like IAA (indole acetic acid) and ABA (absissic acid), enzymes like ACC (1-amino, cyclo propane 1-carboxylic acid) deaminase, promoting root growth and nutrient uptake, inducing accumulation of osmolytes and antioxidants.


Keywords: Abiotic, Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria, Drought, Tolerance, Hormones
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Zaffar Mahdi Dar, Amjad Masood, Arshad Hussain Mughal, Malik Asif and Mushtaq Ahamd Malik. 2018. Review on Drought Tolerance in Plants Induced by Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(5): 412-422. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.053