Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR): Current and Future Prospects for Development of Sustainable Agriculture
Govind Gupta, Shailendra Singh Parihar, Narendra Kumar Ahirwar, Sunil Kumar Snehi and Vinod Singh*
Department of Microbiology, Barkatullah University, Bhopal, India
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- Vinod Singh
Department of Microbiology
Barkatullah University, Bhopal, India
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Received Date: January 24, 2015; Accepted Date: March 17, 2015; Published Date: March 24, 2015
Citation: Gupta G, Parihar SS, Ahirwar NK, Snehi SK, Singh V (2015) Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR): Current and Future Prospects for Development of Sustainable Agriculture. J Microb Biochem Technol 7:096-102. doi:10.4172/1948-5948.1000188
Copyright: © 2015 Gupta G, 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.
Soil is dynamic living matrix and it is not only a critical resource in agricultural and food security but it is also towards maintenance of all life process. Pathogenic microorganisms affecting plant health are a major and chronic threat to sustainable agriculture and ecosystem stability worldwide. The chemical fertilizers used in the agriculture to increase yields, kill pathogens, pests, and weeds, have a big harmful impact on the ecosystem. Because of current public concerns about the side effects of agrochemicals, there is an increasing interest in improving the understanding of cooperative activities among plants and rhizosphere microbial populations. So, there is an urgent need of biological agents is accepted worldwide. The use of plant growth promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) is a better alternative to solve this problem. They play an important role to increase in soil fertility, plant growth promotion, and suppression of phytopathogens for development of ecofriendly sustainable agriculture. This review provides environment friendly approach to increase crop production and health, development of sustainable agriculture and commercialization by using of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria with global applicability.