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Enhanced plant performance in cicer arietinum L. due to the addition of a combination of plant growth-promoting bacteria

dc.contributor.authorPerez-Fernandez, Mariaen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorAlexander, Valentineen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-28T14:15:01Z
dc.date.available2018-06-28T14:15:01Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationPerez-Fernandez, M. & Alexander, V. 2017. Enhanced plant performance in cicer arietinum L. due to the addition of a combination of plant growth-promoting bacteria. Agriculture, 7(5):40, doi:10.3390/agriculture7050040
dc.identifier.issn2077-0472 (online)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.3390/agriculture7050040
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/104111
dc.descriptionCITATION: Perez-Fernandez, M. & Alexander, V. 2017. Enhanced plant performance in cicer arietinum L. due to the addition of a combination of plant growth-promoting bacteria. Agriculture, 7(5):40, doi:10.3390/agriculture7050040.
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dc.description.abstractCurrent agriculture is based on external fertilizers that jeopardize soil fertility. Alternative fertilization systems might come from the use of soil-borne bacteria with plant growth enhancing ability. Here, six bacterial strains that produce varying concentrations of indole acetic acid (IAA) were tested individually and in consortia for plant growth promotion and fitness-related traits of Cicer arietinum. The nitrogen fixer Mesorhizobium ciceri consistently increased biomass production and N content. In the absence of this strain, IAA Psedomonas putida and Bacillus megaterium hindered plant growth and fitness-related traits. The application of mixes of the three strains always resulted in better plant performance when M. ciceri was present. Mixes that included a P. putida strain that produced low levels of IAA appeared more likely to promote plant growth than mixes that included P. putida strains that produced high levels of IAA or mixes that included B. megaterium. The low levels of IAA produced by the selected strains, compared to the high IAA-producing strains had a significantly greater positive effect on plant biomass accumulation, flower, pod, and seed production, and total plant nitrogen and nitrogen concentrations in seeds.en_ZA
dc.format.extent8 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherMDPI
dc.subjectBacillus megateriumen_ZA
dc.subjectIndoleacetic aciden_ZA
dc.titleEnhanced plant performance in cicer arietinum L. due to the addition of a combination of plant growth-promoting bacteriaen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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