Satish V. Patil, Bhavana V. Mohite, Chandrashekhar D. Patil, Sunil H. Koli, Hemant P. Borase, Vikas S. Patil

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Azotobacter is a well-known nonsymbiotic nitrogen fixer. Although Azotobacter was described in 1901, the organism is attracting microbiologist attention for its interesting potential applications. India is recognized as hot spot of biodiversity, and this may offer an opportunity to screen various strains of Azotobacter from different habitat with various novel potential. Agriculture is one of the major sectors of the Indian economy, and hence the isolation of new and potentially beneficial organisms for various crops is a current priority in developing countries like India due to the increasing prices of petroleum-based fertilizers. The present chapter describes the simple morphological and biochemical characteristics of different Azotobacter sp., which is useful to screen and identify potent Azotobacter sp. in minimal laboratories.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBeneficial Microbes in Agro-Ecology
Subtitle of host publicationBacteria and Fungi
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9780128234143
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Biocontrol
  • Free living
  • Microcyst
  • Nitrogen-free medium
  • Non symbiotic nitrogen fixation
  • Pigment
  • Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting (all)


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