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Pseudomonads: Potential Biocontrol agents of Rice Diseases

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Life Science and Bioinformatics, Assam University, Silchar-788011, INDIA
  • 2Vice Chancellor, Bilaspur University, Chattisgarh-495009, INDIA
  • 3Department of Plant Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad-500046, INDIA

Res. J. Agriculture & Forestry Sci., Volume 1, Issue (9), Pages 19-25, October,8 (2013)

Abstract

Biocontrol mechanism to suppress fungal and bacterial pathogens of rice cropby Pseudomonas sp. generally involves the production of antibiotics, siderophores, volatile compounds, hydrocyanic acid (HCN), enzymes and phytohormones. Rice is the staple food of over half of the world population. Diseases are the most important factors that affect rice production causing annual yield losses. Biological control is an eco-friendly, cost effective and sustainable alternative method in disease management.

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