(The Gist of PIB) Endophytic bacteria [MARCH-2020]
(The Gist of PIB) Endophytic
Researchers at IASST Guwahati, have found significant
plant-growth-promoting and antifungal activities of endophytic bacteria
associated with Tea plant and related genera, Eurya to find potent plant
Researchers isolated 46 endophytic bacteria found in diverse
Most of the endophytic bacteria isolates having antifungal activity
showed presence of chitinase, NRPS (Nonribosomal peptides synthetase) or
PKS-1 (Polyketide Synthase) gene, suggesting the presence of mechanisms to
inhibit the growth of pathogenic plant fungi.
Application of endophytic Actinobacteria could reduce chemical
fertilizers & fungicides in Tea plantation.