Drought stress mitigation in Vigna radiata by the application of root-nodulating bacteria

  • Diksha Kumari Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Banasthali Vidyapith, Rajasthan, 304022, India
  • Dipjyoti Chakraborty Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Banasthali Vidyapith, Rajasthan, 304022, India


Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) facilitates plant growth and are of potential use as bio-fertilizer. Pulses are an important protein source in the vegetarian diet and being legumes harbour members of the Rhizobiaceae that form symbiotic relationships and nodules involved in nitrogen fixation. Vigna radiata is one such pulse crop popular in India. Nodulating bacteria were also found to mitigate biotic and abiotc stress and may be used as an alternative to chemical fertilizer for a sustainable agriculture. Here, we review rhizobial species isolated from V. radiata that have offered an efficient drought stress tolerance. 


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Author Biography

Dipjyoti Chakraborty, Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Banasthali Vidyapith, Rajasthan, 304022, India

Associate Professor in Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Banasthali University (June 2013 to date)


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How to Cite
KUMARI, Diksha; CHAKRABORTY, Dipjyoti. Drought stress mitigation in Vigna radiata by the application of root-nodulating bacteria. Plant Science Today, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 4, p. 209-212, dec. 2017. ISSN 2348-1900. Available at: <http://horizonepublishing.com/journals/index.php/PST/article/view/343>. Date accessed: 17 dec. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.14719/pst.2017.4.4.343.
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