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Microbes for Legume Improvement

Edited By: Mohammad Saghir Khan, Almas Zaidi and Javed Musarrat

300 pages, 35 b/w & col illus


Hardback | Jun 2010 | #184755 | ISBN-13: 9783211997529
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This volume gives a broad view of legume disease management using microbes and presents strategies for the management of cultivated legumes.


1. Velazques E., et al.: Bacteria involved in nitrogen-fixing legume symbiosis: Current taxonomic perspective 2. Skorupska E., et al.: Enhancing Rhizobium-legume symbiosis using signaling factors 3. Peix A., et al.: Key molecules involved in beneficial infection process in rhizobia-legume symbiosis 4. Mussarat J., et al.: Recent advances in Rhizobium-legume interactions: A proteomic approach 5. Arshad M., et al.: Role of ethylene and bacterial ACC-deaminase in nodulation of legumes 6. Seneviratne G., et al.: Microbial biofilms: How effective in Rhizobium-legume symbiosis? 7. Kayser Vargas L., et al.: Potential of Rhizobia as plant growth promoting rhizobacteria 8. Gattupalli A.: Engineering nodulation competitiveness of rhizobial bioinoculants in soils 9. Sindhu S. S., et al.: Growth promotion of legumes by inoculation of rhizosphere bacteria 10. Azcon R., Barea J-M.: Mycorrhizosphere interactions for legume improvement 11. Zaidi A., et al.: Role of phosphate solubilizing bacteria in legume improvement 12. Muleta D.: Legume responses to arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi inoculation in sustainable agriculture 13. Rinaudi L. V., Giordano W.: Bacterial biofilms: Role in Rhizobium-legume simbiosi 14. Oves M., et al.: Role of metal tolerant microbes in legume improvement 15. Zahran H. H.: Legumes-microbes interactions under stressed environments 16. Saikia S. P., et al.: Role of Azospirillum in the improvement of legumes 17. Javaid A.: Role of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in nitrogen fixation in legumes 18. Vieira R. F., et al.: Symbiotic nitrogen fixation in tropical food grain legumes: Current status 19. Medeot D. B., et al.: Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria improving the legume-rhizobia symbiosis 20. Mabrouk Y., Belhadj O.: The potential use of Rhizobium-legume symbiosis for enhancing plant growth and management of plant diseases 21. Patil C. R., Alagawadi A. R.: Microbial inoculants for sustainable legume production

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Mohammad Saghir Khan, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at the Department of Agricultural Microbiology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. Dr. Khan received his M.Sc. from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India, and his Ph.D. (Microbiology) from Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, India. He has been teaching Microbiology to post-graduate students for the last 13 years and has research experience of 17 years. In addition to his teaching, Dr. Khan is engaged in guiding students for their doctoral degree in Microbiology. He has published over 50 scientific papers including original research articles, review articles and book chapters in various national and international publication media. Dr. Khan has also edited three books published by the leading publishers. His interest in the various aspects and applications of Microbiology coupled with his classroom and laboratory experience makes him uniquely qualified to author this book. He is deeply involved in research activities focusing mainly on rhizobiology, microbiology, environmental microbiology, especially heavy metals-microbes-legume interaction, bioremediation, pesticide-PGPR-plant interaction, biofertilizers and rhizo-immunology. Almas Zaidi, received her M.Sc. and Ph.D. (Agricultural Microbiology) from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India and is currently serving as Guest faculty/Assistant Professor at the Department of Agricultural Microbiology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. She has been teaching Microbiology at post graduate level for the last five years and has research experience of 13 years. She has published about 40 research papers and review articles in journals of national and international repute. She has also contributed chapters to different books. Dr. Zaidi has edited three books published by the leading publishers. Her main focus of research is to address problems related with rhizo-microbiology, microbiology, environmental microbiology, and biofertilizer technology. Javed Musarrat, M.Sc., Ph.D. (Biochemistry), former Chairman of the Department of Agricultural Microbiology and Ex-Dean, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India, is presently working as a Professor, DNA Research Chair at the King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He has been teaching Biochemistry, Microbiology and Molecular Biology to post-graduate students for the last 23 years and has research experience of about 25 years. He has contributed more than 50 national and international scientific publications. Dr. Musarrat has edited two books published by the leading publishers. He is associated with several scientific bodies such as Department of Biotechnology, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, University Grants Commission, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, UPCST, and CCRUM in various capacities. His major area of interest includes the molecular microbiology, microbial ecology and genetic toxicology.

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