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ISSN 1581-5439

Manoharan Melvin JOE, Palanivel Karpagavinayaga SIVAKUMAAR
pp. 71-77

Azospirillum brasilense AZP-18 was co-aggregated with other Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR), such as Azotobacter chroococcum MTCC-2805, Azorhizobium caulinodans ORS-571, Bacillus megatherium MTCC-3353 and Pseudomonas fluorescens MTCC-4828. These different combinations of Azospirillum coaggregates were studied for their long-term survival efficiency in vermiculite. Among the different combinations the combination of Azospirillum with Azotobacter showed the highest survival efficiency. The different combinations of Azospirillum co-aggregates were found to have a positive influence on the total bacterial and
Azospirillum population on the rhizosphere of sunflower. It has been found that the combination of Azospirillum brasilense with Azotobacter chroococcum to be superior in positively augmenting the growth (plant height, capitullum diameter and dry matter production) and yield (no of seeds capitullum-1, stalk yield and seed yield) parameters of sunflower crop.

Key words: Azospirillum brasilense, Co-aggregation, Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria, sunflower


Slovenian:

Dolgoročna sposobnost preživetja Azospirillum ko-agregatov: vpliv bio-inokulacije na rast in pridelek sončnic

Azospirillum brasilense AZP-18 je bil proučevan z drugo za rast rastlin spodbujajočo bakterijo Rhizobacteria (PGPR), kot tudi Azotobacter chroococcum MTCC-2805, Azorhizobium caulinodans ORS-571, Bacillus megatherium MTCC-3353 in Pseudomonas fluorescens MTCC-4828. Različne kombinacije Azospirillum agregatov so preučevali v povezavi z njihovo dolgoročno učinkovitost preživetja v vermikulitu. Med različnimi kombinacijami je imela kombinacija Azospirillum s Azotobacter največjo učinkovitost preživetja. Za različne kombinacije Azospirillum in agregatov je bilo ugotovljeno, da imajo pozitiven vpliv na celotne bakterijske in Azospirillum populacije na rizosfero sončnic. Ugotovljeno je bilo, da je to kombinacija Azospirillum brasilense z Azotobacter chroococcum najboljša saj pozitivno povečuje rast (višina rastlin, premer capituluma in proizvodnjo suhe snovi) in donos (brez semen capitulum-1, pridelek stebla in semena) parametrov sončničnega pridelka.

Ključne besede: Azospirillum brasilense; ko-agregati; promotor rasti rastlin Rhizobacteria; sončnica


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