Microbes enhancing assimilation and utilization of minerals promoting plant health and production

Pooja Sharma, Sonam Tripathi, Anisha Srivastava, Ravindra Soni, Surendra Pratap Singh

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Abstract

Microorganisms were essential components of the cycling of plant nutrients. Microorganisms play a significant role in the mobilization, uptake, growth enhancement, disease suppression, and nutrient enrichment in growing plants. Phosphate and sulfate solubilization, growth regulators promotion, siderophore production, nitrogen fixation, denitrification, immune modulation, signal transduction, and disease control are among the excellent microbial mediation processes that encourage plant production and defend it from pathogens. This chapter continues with a brief introduction of plant nutrients and their description and role of microbes in nutrient absorption. Besides, the role of various groups of microbes such as bacteria, fungi, and cyanobacteria in plant health and nutrition was being addressed in-depth in separate segments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMicrobial Resource Technologies for Sustainable Development
PublisherElsevier
Pages407-418
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780323905909
ISBN (Print)9780323913263
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Environmental factor
  • Microbes efficiency
  • Nutrient cycle
  • Nutrient uptake
  • Plant growth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (all)
  • Chemical Engineering (all)

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