By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Investigators publish new report on Botany. According to news reporting originating from Islamabad, Pakistan, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Rhizospheric bacterial community associated with GM and Non GM maize crop were studied for PGP characteristics and cell wall hydrolytic enzymatic production. Twelve bacterial strains were isolated from GM and non GM maize rhizosphere and was identified by 16S rRNA gene sequencing."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Quaid-I-Azam University, "The isolated strains were belong to phyla's Firmicutes and Proteobacteria, whereas 50% strains belonged to genus Bacillus, 33.3% belong to genus Pseudomonas and 16.7% strains belong to genus Enterobacteriaceae. Majority of the isolates showed plant growth promotion (PGP) activity by producing indole acetic acid (IAA) and increased root and shoot elongation as well as biomass of Z. mays as indicated crop. A major proportion of the isolates also demonstrated other ecologically important activities like production of hydrolytic enzymes including cellulase, chitinase, protease, pectinase and lipase. Plant growth promoting traits of these rhizobacteria indicated beneficial relationship between rhizobacteria and Z. mays plant."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "There were no significant difference between the isolates of GM and Non GM maize rhizosphere in term of plant growth parameters and activities."
For more information on this research see: Function And Pylogenetic Characterization Of Rhizospheric Bacteria Associated With Gm And Non Gm Maize. Pakistan Journal of Botany, 2013;45(5):1781-1788. Pakistan Journal of Botany can be contacted at: Pakistan Botanical Soc, Dept Of Botany Univ Karachi, 32 Karachi, Pakistan (see also Botany).
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting N. Ahmad, Quaid I Azam Univ, Fac Biol Sci, Dept. of Biotechnol, Islamabad, Pakistan. Additional authors for this research include Z.K. Shinwari, S. Bashir and M. Yasir.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Botany, Pakistan, Islamabad
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