International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies
2018, Vol. 5 Issue 3, Part B
Isolation and characterization of rhizospheric microbes of maize plant
Mugheer Pervaiz, Hameed Ur Rehman, ND Nodia Shujahat, Hassan Naveed, Mudassir Khan, Abdullah Khan, Asad Ullah, Najeeb Ullah, Yasir Ihtisham and Maqsood Ali
Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) exert beneficial effects on plant growth by inhibiting the area around plant roots. For sustainable crop production in communities that cannot easily afford chemical fertilizers can isolate culturable PGPR that can be used as biofertilizers. This study is aimed in isolation and characterization of rhizospheric bacteria from rhizospheres of maize plants. Rhizosphere and rhizoplane samples were obtained for characterization of isolates. Selected 10 isolates were Gram stained which showed that all the isolates were gram positive and morphological characteristics were also observed. Biochemical tests such as Catalase, Urease, Amylase and Indole test were performed to make the characterization of isolates easy. All the ten isolates (ABRSM20, ABRSM21, RKRSM3, ABRPM10, ABRSM19, RKRSM2, ABRSM17, ABRPM32, ABRSM11 and ABRSM44) exhibited plant growth promoting ability. These bacteria can be used to develop bio-fertilizer inoculants for improved soil fertility management and sustainable production of local cereals. Further extended research should be performed to confirm the reliability of the results of the current study and application of this research in agricultural productivity.
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Mugheer Pervaiz, Hameed Ur Rehman, ND Nodia Shujahat, Hassan Naveed, Mudassir Khan, Abdullah Khan, Asad Ullah, Najeeb Ullah, Yasir Ihtisham and Maqsood Ali. Isolation and characterization of rhizospheric microbes of maize plant. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2018;5(3):123-126.