1. Rhizospheric Microbes: A Probiotic Approach towards Sustainable Agriculture -- 2. Influence of Effective Microorganisms on Soil Microbial Characteristics, Organic Matter decomposition, and Plant Growth -- 3. Rhizospheric Microbes in Soil to Improve the Yield and Quality of Agricultural Produce -- 4. Probiotic Endophytes: Role in Plant Health and Micronutrients Transport -- 5. Rhizospheric Microorganisms in Plant Nutrition and Health -- 6. Probiotic Microbes - Function in Plant Well-being and Nutrient Uptake -- 7. Influence of Biofertilizers on quantity and quality characteristics in Nigella sativa L -- 8. Plant Probiotic Microorganisms for Sustainable Organic Vegetable Production Systems -- 9. Role of Endophytic Microbes on Plants, Environment and Humans -- 10. Soil microbiome and their effects on nutrient management for plants -- 11. Sustained Agro-ecosystem Health : Do Microbes Play a Vital Role? -- 12. Interaction of endophytic microorganisms with Crop Plants for Stress Management -- 13. Development of Future Bioformulations for Sustainable Agriculture -- 14. Bioassociative Effect of Rhizospheric Microorganism in Promoting Growth and Yield of Leguminous Plants -- 15. Bacillus sp.: Paradigm in Crop Production and Disease Management -- 16. Mycorrhiza: An Alliance for the Nutrient Management in Plants -- 17. Root Associated Mycorrhizae and their Helping Bacteria for Improving Crop Productivity -- 18. Biosynthesis of Nano-particles by Microbes and their Significance in Agriculture -- 19. Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria and Tomato Production -- 20. Concocting the Plant Microbiome to Increase Crop Quality and Quantity -- 21. Phosphate solubilizing bacteria for improving growth and yield of rice.
This book focuses on food security in sustainable agriculture and nutrient management. The study of plant probiotic microbes’ synergism using existing techniques has greatly improved our grasp of the structure and functioning of the plant microbiome. However, the function of plant probiotic microbes and their relation to plants’ health in the context of food security, soil nutrient management, human and plant health are largely unexplored. Compared to human probiotics, diverse types and millions of microbiota inhabit plants, forming multifaceted and complicated ecological societies that stimulate plant growth and health through their combined metabolic activities. From the perspective of sustainable cropping systems, observing plant probiotics can provide insights on how to stimulate and maintain plant productivity, along with host stress tolerance and recycling of soil nutrients. This book combines reviews and original research articles to highlight the latest advances in plant probiotics, their specificity, diversity, function, as well as plant microbiome management to improve plant growth and productivity, nutrient management and human health..