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Authors: Mohammad Saghir Khan (Dept. of Agricultural Microbiology, Aligarh Muslim Univ., Uttar Pradesh, India), Almas Zaidi (Dept. of Agricultural Microbiology, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Aligarh Muslim Univ., Uttar Pradesh, India) and Javed Musarrat (Dept. 
Book Description:
The major aim of “microbes in sustainable agriculture” is to provide unique collection of data and a holistic view of the subject while presenting more current ideas in the field where significant advances have been made. Collectively, this book provides recent coverage of the role of microbes in sustainability of agronomic practices and thus is likely to be of tremendous value to the students, scientists, teachers of microbiology, biotechnology, environmental biology, agronomy, plant physiology and plant protection, who are interested in this area.

Each chapter in this book has been contributed by a qualified team of teachers/scientists. In this context, the current state of knowledge in a specialized field is reviewed without compromising the basic conceptual frame work presented in this book. A concerted effort has been made by editors/authors to bring in quality presentation. This book thus addresses a lot of common queries and of course some odd ones that bring an interesting approach to problems solving in agricultural practices with optimum application of diverse microbes. This book presents readers with stimulation to forge thought in a non-conventional way to understand complex issues as it addresses many problems previously ignored. This book serves as an important source because of its unique compilation of data and text on the application and importance of microbes in crop productivity to achieve global food security.

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Table of Contents:

Chapter 1 Role Of Phosphate Solubilizing Microorganisms In Sustainable Agriculture;pp. 1-30
(Mohammad Saghir Khan, Almas Zaidi and Parvaze Ahmad Wani)

Chapter 2 Bacterial Endophytes And Their Role In Agriculture;pp. 31-54
V.S. Saravanan, M. Madhaiyan, T.M.Sa

Chapter 3 Bioremediation Of Heavy Metals By Plant Growth Promoting rhizobacteria;pp. 55-90
(Almas Zaidi , Md. Saghir Khan and Pervaze Ahmad Wani)

Chapter 4 Contribution Of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi And Plant Growth- Promoting Rhizobacteria To Plant Health And Development;pp. 91-118
A.S. Rodríguez-Romero and M.C. Jaizme-Vega

Chapter 5 Role Of Quorum Sensing In Rhizobium-Legume Symbiosis;pp. 119-144
(Javed Musarrat and Mohammad Saghir Khan)

Chapter 6 Role Of Mycorrhizae In Plant Nutrition;pp. 145-166
(Arshad Javaid)

Chapter7 Role Of Siderophores In Plant Disease Suppression;pp. 167-182
(Fauzia Yusuf Hafeez and Munazza Gull)

Chapter 8 Rhizoremediation Of Heavy Metals By Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixing Microorganisms;pp. 183-206
(Pervaze Ahmad Wani, Mohammad Saghir Khan, Almas Zaidi)

Chapter 9 Genetic Instability And Nodulation Flux In Legume Inoculants;pp. 207-242
(Fauzia Yusuf Hafeez and Asma Imran)

Chapter 10 Pesticide Use In Agriculture And Microorganisms;pp. 243-260
(Ayantade Dayo Victor Ayansina)

Chapter 11 Remediation Of Herbicides Contaminated Soil Using Microbes;pp.261-284
(Munees Ahemad, Md.Saghir Khan, Almas Zaidi and P.A. Wani)

Chapter 12 Biological Control Of Plant Diseases Using Actinomycetes (Streptomyces Spp.) For Sustainable Agriculture;pp. 285-300
(P. Ponmurugan)

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009
   Pages: 328 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60456-929-2
   Status: AV
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