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Plant Microbial Interactions: Positive Interactions in Relation to Crop Production and Utilisation

Series: Aspects of Applied Biology Volume: 63

By: M Andrews(Editor), ME Andrews(Editor), DR Humphry(Editor)

250 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables

Association of Applied Biologists

Paperback | Dec 2001 | #123958
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A range of micro-organisms interact positively with crop plants and play a major role in crop production. For example, soil and rhizosphere micro-organisms can mediate the generation of inorganic nutrient ions such as nitrate, ammonium and phosphate from organic and/or inorganic material. Also, some soil micro-organisms can fix significant amounts of atmospheric nitrogen which becomes available to plants while others produce plant growth substances which enhance crop growth. The population of micro-organisms in the rhizosphere can be manipulated by inoculation of seed with specific micro-organisms. This procedure can lead to increases production of cereals such as wheat and rice.

This volume provides a record of papers dealing with the theme of plant microbial interactions in relation to crop production and utilisation, which were presented at a meeting of the Association of Applied Biologists at the University of Sunderland, 2-3 July 2001.


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