DEKA BARUAH , H P and RABHA , B K and SAIKIA , N and DILEEP KUMAR , B S (2003) Fluorescent Pseudomonas influence palisade mesophyll development and spatial root development in Phaseolus vulgaris. Plant & Soil, 256. pp. 291-301.

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Three strains of plant growth promoting fluorescent Pseudomonads (HPR6, RRLJ008 and RRLJ134) were studied for their effect on growth and yield of French bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) under field conditions. The effect of these strains on nature of root development and leaf palisade tube length were also examined. The strains induced positive response on growth and physiological parameters resulting in higher yield in P. vulgaris. Strain HPR6 produced the most promising results in thickening of leaf palisade layer, spreading of lateral roots and production of root hairs. The increase in specific leaf weight (SLW), net assimilation rate (NAR) and relative growth rate (RGR) by these strains were 68%, 152% and 167%, respectively. The growth and yield parameters were also significantly improved compared to the uninoculated control. Antibiotic resistant mutant strains demonstrated that these bacteria effectively colonized the rhizosphere of French bean. The results suggest that the strains could be developed for field application on a large scale.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Biology > Biotechnology
Depositing User: Dr. PK Barooah
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2012 04:22
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2012 04:22

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