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Volume 64, Issue 2 (Apr 2009)

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Phosphate solubilization and growth promotion by Pseudomonas fragi CS11RH1 (MTCC 8984), a psychrotolerant bacterium isolated from a high altitude Himalayan rhizosphere

Govindan Selvakumar / Piyush Joshi / Sehar Nazim / Pankaj Mishra / Jaideep Bisht / Hari Gupta
Published Online: 2009-02-20 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11756-009-0041-7

Abstract

Phosphate solubilization and growth promotion by Pseudomonas fragi CS11RH1 (MTCC 8984), a psychrotolerant bacterium isolated from a high altitude garlic rhizosphere from the Indian Himalayas, are reported here. The identity of the isolate was arrived on the basis of its biochemical features and sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene. The isolate grew and solubilized phosphate at temperatures ranging from 4 to 30°C. Besides solubilizing P it produced indole acetic acid (IAA) and hydrogen cyanide (HCN). Seed bacterization with the isolate significantly increased the percent germination, rate of germination, plant biomass and nutrient uptake of wheat seedlings. While Pseudomonas fragi is normally associated with the spoilage of dairy products stored at cold temperatures, this is an early report on the plant growth promoting ability of the bacterium.

Keywords: psychrotolerant; Pseudomonas fragi; phosphate solubilization; plant growth promotion

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