The ability of beneficial Azotobacter strains to secrete plant growth promoting and regulating substances such as phytohormones, vitamins, and antifungal metabolites have been studied. Phosphate solubilization Hariprasad and Niranjana, ; Rojas-Tapias et al.
posadaaltavista.com/wp-content/abuelos/424.php Furthermore, the Azotobacter -mediated synthesis of superoxide dismutase SOD , catalase CAT , proline, and high levels of 1-aminocyclopropanecarboxylate ACC activity Glick, can influence plant health and bring benefits to a wide variety of crops such as tomato Viscardi et al. Barra et al. Similarly, a model proposed by Hermosa et al. These treatments may activate nitrogen fixation, phosphate solubilization, siderophore, phytohormone, and exopolysaccharide production known to enhance growth while protecting the plant from abiotic stresses, e.
Even though knowledge is limited on the survival of the microbial inoculants, the ability of rhizosphere competent bacteria and fungi to establish close associations with the native microbiota and soil fauna has been sufficiently demonstrated Hardoim et al. The synthetic bacteria-fungi consortia have the potential to establish novel microbial communities Ahmad et al. To this end, the extensive studies on Trichoderma and Azotobacter suggest that these fungi and bacteria could be functionally complementary in a PGP consortium, although the effects on the resident rhizosphere microbiota have not been sufficiently elucidated.
Furthermore, the Trichoderma - Azotobacter consortia could be integrated with botanical and inorganic compounds, seaweeds, polymers, animal-derived products to develop truly effective, and reliable beneficial plant products. The new frontier for plant biostimulants should profit from the beneficial associations of microorganisms and compounds, by building on a deeper understanding of plant-microbe interactions developed by Nature. New microbial consortium can be designed, e. SW and OP conceived the concepts and wrote the manuscript in collaboration.
The authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest. Regione Puglia, n. National Center for Biotechnology Information , U. Journal List Front Plant Sci v. Front Plant Sci. Published online Dec 4. Sheridan L.
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No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Regulatory Legislation—Plant Protection Products vs. Plant Growth Promoting Microbes PGPM in Beneficial Microbial Consortia Important examples of positive plant-microbe interactions associated to plant growth promotion include PGP rhizobacteria: non-pathogenic Pseudomonas and Bacillus, Azotobacter, Serratia, Azospirillum capable of improving nutrient availability in soil, plant nutrient uptake and assimilation, as well as supporting nitrogen cycling Raaijmakers et al.
Azotobacter : Rhizocompetent Stress Tolerant N 2 Free-Living Bacteria Azotobacter includes free-living species that directly influence nutrition in agroecosystems through nitrogen fixation, thus increasing the soil level of this vital element for plants. Conflict of Interest Statement The authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest.
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