Evaluation of Rhizospheric Bacteria from Ocimum sp. as Potential Pgpr
- *Corresponding Author:
- Baljeet Singh Saharan
Department of Plant Pathology
Washington State University
Pullman, WA, USA
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Received Date: January 20, 2015; Accepted Date: March 17, 2015; Published Date: March 24, 2015
Citation: Saharan BS, Verma S (2015) Evaluation of Rhizospheric Bacteria from Ocimum sp. as Potential Pgpr. J Microb Biochem Technol 7:088-095. doi: 10.4172/1948-5948.1000187
Copyright: © 2015 Saharan BS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
In the present investigation, 24 rhizospheric soil samples of Ocimum sp. were collected from different vicinities of Delhi, Kurukshetra and Haridwar (India). A total of 266 bacterial strains were isolated and screened for in vitro plant growth promoting trait. About 86.46% bacterial isolates showed ammonium production, 89.09% exhibited phosphate solubilization and 87.59% for catalase production whereas only 7.14% showed positive reaction for HCN production. Five isolates viz., CHII(II)K7, CHIII(I)Y6, DDI(I)1, UHI(II)7 and CHII(I)NA4 were found to exhibit maximum number of plant growth promoting traits.