International Journal of Botany Studies

International Journal of Botany Studies


International Journal of Botany Studies
International Journal of Botany Studies
Vol. 3, Issue 2 (2018)

Enterobacter cloacae strain PGLO9: Potential source of maize growth promoting rhizobacteria


Preeti Verma, Nikki Agrawal, Sushil Kumar Shahi

Chemical fertilizers are being used in the agricultural field in order to increase production to fulfill the need of growing population. However chemical fertilizer has several harmful effects on environment as well as on human health. In the present investigation rhizobacteria strain Enterobacter cloacae strain PGLO9 has been used to observe plant (maize) growth without addition of chemical fertilizer via pot trail experiment against uninoculated control. In the experiment maize seeds variety 'JK Surabhi gold JKMH -1701 (Hybrid maize)' was treated with Enterobacter cloacae strain PGLO9 and vegetative growth parameter root length, shoot length, root biomass and shoot biomass was observed in comparison to untreated control. Significant increase in Maize (Zea mays L.) growth (root length, shoot length, root biomass and shoot biomass) was found under inoculation with strain PGLO9 as compare to uninoculated control. Therefore strain PGLO9 can prove to be an effective environment friendly microbial inoculant that can improve growth of crop and protect environment from harmful effect of chemical fertilizer.
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How to cite this article:
Preeti Verma, Nikki Agrawal, Sushil Kumar Shahi. Enterobacter cloacae strain PGLO9: Potential source of maize growth promoting rhizobacteria. International Journal of Botany Studies, Volume 3, Issue 2, 2018, Pages 172-175
International Journal of Botany Studies