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Investigators at Plant Molecular Biology Group Have Reported New Data on Microbial Cell Factories (Biofertilizers function as key player in...

August 21, 2014



Investigators at Plant Molecular Biology Group Have Reported New Data on Microbial Cell Factories (Biofertilizers function as key player in sustainable agriculture by improving soil fertility, plant tolerance and crop productivity)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Agriculture Week -- New research on Life Science Research is the subject of a report. According to news reporting originating from New Delhi, India, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Current soil management strategies are mainly dependent on inorganic chemical-based fertilizers, which caused a serious threat to human health and environment. The exploitation of beneficial microbes as a biofertilizer has become paramount importance in agriculture sector for their potential role in food safety and sustainable crop production."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Plant Molecular Biology Group, "The eco-friendly approaches inspire a wide range of application of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPRs), endo-and ectomycorrhizal fungi, cyanobacteria and many other useful microscopic organisms led to improved nutrient uptake, plant growth and plant tolerance to abiotic and biotic stress. The present review highlighted biofertilizers mediated crops functional traits such as plant growth and productivity, nutrient profile, plant defense and protection with special emphasis to its function to trigger various growth-and defense-related genes in signaling network of cellular pathways to cause cellular response and thereby crop improvement."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The knowledge gained from the literature appraised herein will help us to understand the physiological bases of biofertlizers towards sustainable agriculture in reducing problems associated with the use of chemicals fertilizers."

For more information on this research see: Biofertilizers function as key player in sustainable agriculture by improving soil fertility, plant tolerance and crop productivity. Microbial Cell Factories, 2014;13():66. (BioMed Central - www.biomedcentral.com/; Microbial Cell Factories - www.microbialcellfactories.com)

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting D. Bhardwaj, Plant Molecular Biology Group, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi 110067, India. Additional authors for this research include M.W. Ansari, R.K. Sahoo and N. Tuteja.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, India, New Delhi, Agriculture, Life Science Research.

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