Bioinoculant coated seed improved the growth and yield of Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal

Rakshapal Singh, Rajendra P. Patel, Deepmala Singh, Sumit K. Soni, Sudeep Tiwari

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Withania somnifera is one of the important medicinal plant grown for its root. The present experiment was carried out to evaluate the most efficient bioinoculants as a seed treatment for the growth and yield of W. somnifera under pot conditions. The results revealed that N-fixer Bacillus sp. (AZHGF1) strain was most efficient microbe for promoting growth and yield of W. somnifera. In the tested arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi, we have demonstrated that Glomus intraradices (GI) was the potential AM fungus for the better growth and root yield of W. somnifera. The rhizospheric population of bioinoculants was maintained which may be useful for the next cropping season plants. This technology may be adopted in many seed borne crops which may be useful in safe and sound management of soil health.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-195
Number of pages5
JournalMedicinal Plants - International Journal of Phytomedicines and Related Industries
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • AM fungi
  • PGPRs
  • Withania somnifera

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Drug Discovery
  • Plant Science
  • Organic Chemistry


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