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        Abstract - Issue Sep 2015, 36 (5)                                                                                                             Back



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Molecular and functional diversity of PGPR fluorescent

Pseudomonads based on 16S rDNA-RFLP and RAPD markers

 

Bhim Pratap Singh*

*Department of Biotechnology, Aizawl, Mizoram University, Mizoram 796 004, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: bhimpratap@gmail.com

 

 

 

Publication Data

Paper received:

17 June 2014

 

Revised received:

12 March 2015

 

Accepted:

20 March 2015

 

Abstract

The genetic and functional diversity of plant growth promoting rhizobacterial (PGPR) fluorescent pseudomonads associated with chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) rhizosphere was analyzed. In total, 34 isolates along with two reference isolates were screened for various plant growth promoting traits (phosphorous solubilization, ACC deaminase, HCN, IAA and siderophore productions) and antagonist activity against four fungal phytopathogens and three bacterial pathogens. Most of the isolates, that showed PGPR activity, also showed antagonistic activity against all the three fungal pathogens. The genetic relationship was assessed by using random amplification of polymorphic DNA (RAPD) and PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism (16S rDNA-RFLP). Relationship between both the markers was analyzed based on mantel test and a negative correlation was observed. The study concluded that PGPR traits appeared to be strain specific rather than specific to any phylogenetic group. The study also reported that 16S rDNA based profiling differentiated PGPR fluorescent Pseudomonas on the basis of location rather than biological trait. RAPD profiling could be useful to differentiate among the closely related isolates. The genetic and functional diversity of fluorescent pseudomonads, associated with the chickpea rhizosphere, has useful ?ecological role and potential utilization in sustainable agriculture.. ?   

 

 

 Key words

Fluorescent pseudomonads, Phosphate solubilization, 16S rDNA-RFLP

 

 

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