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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:10, October, 2016

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.2016.5(10): 301-312

Use of Pseudomonas aeruginosa as Fertilizer in Eruca sativa
Areej Ali Baeshen*
Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science,King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding author

Paeruginosais more widely known as an opportunistic pathogen for humans and animals than as soil bacteria, for this reason it was used as fertilizer in many crops as well as against root rot without harmful action. It is Pyocyanin pigment may consider as plant growth promoting, and can act as a cheap source of fertilizers to crop plants. Pyocyanin production by the selected aeroginosa isolates L. 12, L.16 and L.17 was determined in different media. The crude Pyocyanin was taken as control and other treatments were done by adding distilled water, Viz., 5%, 15% and 25%. E. sativa seedlings were irrigated every other day using these solutions. Measurements of leaf area, biomass Water content, photosynthesis pigments and essential and heavy elements were taken. Results revealed a pronounce increase in low Pyocyanin concentration (5%) treated plants compared to control in all measured parameter. On the other hand, high Pyocyanin concentration treated plants achieved the highest elements constituents. Pyocyanin may be further improved with the optimization and familiarization according to the current soil conditions. In future, it may replace the chemical fertilizers and help in sustainable agriculture. Further research and understanding of mechanisms of Pyocyanin is urgently needed.

Keywords: Pseudomonas aeruginosa, fertilizer,Eruca sativa, Pyocyanin,crop plants.

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Areej Ali Baeshen. 2016. Use of Pseudomonas aeruginosa as Fertilizer in Eruca sativa.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(10): 301-312. doi:
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