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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:7, July, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(7): 2418-2429

Actinomycetes: A Promising Tool for Plant Growth Promotion and Disease Control
Nanjappan Karthikeyan1, Kuppusamy Pandiyan1*, Pramod Kumar Sahu1, Ramakrishnan Srinivasan2 and Udai B. Singh1
1ICAR-National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms, Mau, UP, India
2ICAR-Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, Jhansi, UP, India
*Corresponding author

Plant growth promotion and biological control without deteriorating the environment and soil for sustainable agriculture has necessitated the exploration for microbial resources to replace the agrochemicals and fertilizers. Bacteria and fungi are widely distributed in the biosphere including the rhizosphere and help the plants by alleviating biotic and abiotic stress through diverse mechanisms and can be developed as bioinoculants for biocontrol and plant growth promoting activities. Actinomycetes are one of the most abundant group of soil microorganisms and well known for their antibiotics production to control the microorganisms. They are well studied for their role in biological control of plant pathogens, interactions with plants and plant growth promotion. This review briefly summarizes the effects of actinomycetes on biocontrol, plant growth promotion and association with plants as endophytes.

Keywords: Actinomycetes, Plant growth promotion, Biocontrol, Endophytic actinomycetes

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Nanjappan Karthikeyan, Kuppusamy Pandiyan, Pramod Kumar Sahu, Ramakrishnan Srinivasan, Udai B. Singh. 2018. Actinomycetes: A Promising Tool for Plant Growth Promotion and Disease Control.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(7): 2418-2429. doi:
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