Microbes for Sustainable Agriculture  , 1/e
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Microbes for Sustainable Agriculture , 1/e

Author : K.V.B.R. Tilak , K.K. Pal & Rinku Dey
© Year : 2009
ISBN : 9789380026886
Pages : 212
Binding : Paperback
Weight : 0.32   kg
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  • About the Book
  • Salient Features
  • Table of Contents
  • About the Author

The present book comprising 16 chapters covers various aspects of microorganisms as natural resources for sustainable agriculture. The composition of media used for culturing the microorganisms and methods are also enlisted in this book. Figures with updated information is also a salient feature of this book. Selected references, suggested readings, glossary of terms used is given at the end of the book.
The book is written as per the syllabi of the various universities. This will form a textbook for both UG and PG level of traditional universities, agricultural universities, industrial microbiology, microbial biotechnology, microbial ecology, applied microbiology and plant pathology. This also forms a very good source for general reading for all categories including the candidates appearing for various competitive examinations.

Salient Features:

  • Discusses the isolation, growth, mode of action and applications of the important microbes in agriculture, including Rhizobium, Azotobacter, Azuspirillum, Azolla, Frankia and so on.
  • Inoculation and growth of microbes have been given a special treatment in the book.
  • Applications include biofertilizers, composting, biological pest control, biomethanation and so on.
  • Has a detailed glossary at the end of the book.

1. Biological Nitrogen Fixation
2. Legume (Rhizobium) Inoculants
3. Free-Living Nitrogen Fixers
4. Azospirillum Inoculant
5. Endophytic Bacteria
6. Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR)
7. Blue-Green (Cyanobacterial) Inoculants
8. Azolla Biofertilizer
9. Phosphate Solubilizing Microorganisms
10. Actinorrhizal Associations
11. Mycorrhizae
12. Organic Matter Recycling and Composting
13. Organic Farming
14. Biological Control
15. Biomethanation
16. Molecular Techniques for Ecological Studies
Appendix 1: Media
Appendix 2: Some Universal Methods for Detection and Quantification of Plant Growth Promoting Attributes of Rhizobacteria Selected References and Suggested Reading Glossary Index

K.V.B.R. Tilak :- K.V.B.R. Tilak, Senior Scientist, National Academy of Sciences, India, Department of Botany,Osmania University, Hyderabad, A.P.

K.K. Pal :- K.K. Pal, Senior Scientist, Microbiology National Research Centre for Groundnut (ICAR), Junagadh Guajarat.

Rinku Dey :- Rinku Dey, Senior Scientist, Microbiology National Research Centre for Groundnut (ICAR),Junagadh Guajarat.

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