Microbial Mitigation of Stress Response of Food Legumes: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Microbial Mitigation of Stress Response of Food Legumes

1st Edition

Edited by N. Amaresan, M. Senthil Kumar, Krishna Kumar, A. Sankaranarayanan

CRC Press

290 pages | 23 B/W Illus.

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The book entitled, "Microbial mitigation of stress responses of food legumes" provides knowledge on the impact of abiotic and biotic stress on the agriculture of grain legumes especially pulses and it critically reviews the cutting-edge research in exploring plant microbe interactions to mitigate the stress. It helps in understanding the fundamentals of microbial mediated management of abiotic and biotic stress in grain legumes.

Salient features:

  • Describes the usefulness of microbiome of plant / insects for enhancing the production of grain legumes
  • Focused on recent advances in microbial methods for mitigating the stress and their application in sustainability of legume production
  • Provide unique collection of microbial data for the improvement of legume productivity
  • Details microbial metabolites at gene and molecule level for plant stress management

The reader will get all essential and updated information on various stress factors, crop responses and microbial mediated stress management for better food legume production.

Table of Contents

1. Simulation of the daily exchange of carbon and nitrogen between microorganisms, plant and symbionts of intercropped legume with cereal in Mediterranean agro ecosystem

Mourad Lalati

2. Biotic and abiotic stress responses of domesticated Vigna Legumes: A comprehensive review

Difo Voukang Harouna

3. Ecosystem services of the crop wild relatives, in particular, food legume landraces - rhizobia association in Northern Africa and the adaptation of their genetic material to agronomic and environmental objectives

Sihem Tellah, Wahiba Amri-Tiliouine, Fathima Nabi, Agostino sorgona and Maurizio Badiani

4. Role of leguminous microbiome in plant growth promotion and plant protection

Prittesh Patel

5. Plant growth promoting bacteria modulate biotic and abiotic stress tolerance in legumes

Muhammad Arslan Ashraf, Rizwan Rasheed, Muhammad Iqbal, Iqbal Hussain, Abida Parveen, Ali Akbar

6. Symbiosis with fungal endophytes conferring stress tolerance in legumes

Chaitanya Ghalag., Bagyaraj, D. J and Mohan Raju, B

7. Multi-trait Trichoderma for improving plant health of grain legumes

Sandeep Kumar, Sonika Pandey, Utkarsha Singh Rathore and Krishna Kumar

8. Effects of pesticides and heavy metals on the growth and yield of food legume plants

Sankaranarayanan A., N. Amaresan, Abhishek Sharma

9 Biotic and abiotic stress responses of Hyacinth bean (Lablab purpureus) and Soybean (Glycine max): A mini review

Difo Voukang Harouna, Elmugheira M. Ibrahim Mohammed

10 Biological control of soil borne diseases and water stress management in groundnut

Dhruti Amin, Abhishek Sharma, Sanket Ray, Siva Satya Mohan Jampala

11 Microbial mitigation of Abiotic stress responses in legumes

Utkarsh M. Bitla, Akash L. Shinde, Ajay M. Sorty, Kamlesh K. Meena, Narendra P. Singh

12 Microbial bioinoculants for salt stress tolerance in plants

Mohammed Shariq Iqbal, Mohammad Israil Ansari

13 Microbial mitigation of salinity and water stress in legume crops

Sanket Ray, Dhruti Amin, Nafisa Patel

14 Plant growth promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) for the mitigation of salt stress and growth promotion of chick pea

Kusum Sharma, Senthilkumar Murugesan

15 Contribution of arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis to salinity tolerance in leguminous plants

Hassan Etesami, Saeid Shafiei

16 Microbial-mediated abiotic stress tolerance in soybean plants

Abhishek Barti, Hemant S. Maheshwari, Mahaveer P Sharma, Anil Prakash

17 Bacterial biological control agents for soil-borne diseases management in pulses: Present status and future prospects

Pranamita Kunda, Abhishek Mukherjee, Paltu Kumar Dhal

18 Bacillus thuringiensis Cry Gene Mediated Biological Pest Management in Grain Legumes

Abhishek Sharma, Dhruti Amin, Rajesh Arora, Ajay Kumar Mathur

19 Structural and functional diversity of cry genes and their utilization in pest management of grain legumes

Sujayanand, G.K., Sonika Pandey

20 Microbial mitigation of biotic stresses in Soybean (Glycine max)

Alori, E. T., Adekiya A. O., Joseph A., Aremu C. O., Adegbite K. A.

About the Editors

Dr. N. Amaresan is an Assistant Professor at C.G. Bhakta Institute of Biotechnology, Uka Tarsadia University, Gujarat. He is basically a Microbiologist, obtained Ph.D., degree on endophytic PGP bacteria from Bharathidasan University, Tamil Nadu. Dr. N. Amaresan has over thirteen years of experience in teaching & research and made several original and novel discoveries, especially in various allied fields of microbiology mainly plant-microbe interactions, bioremediation, plant pathology and others. For his original discoveries on agriculturally important microorganisms he has been awarded young scientist awards by Association of Microbiologists of India and National Academy of Biological Sciences. He has also been awarded visiting scientist fellowship from National Academy of India to learn advanced techniques. He has handled two institute funded and four externally funded projects from DST, GEMI, DBT etc. He has published more than 50 research articles and books of national and international reputes. He also deposited over 350 bacterial 16S rDNA and fungal ITS rDNA sequences in the Genbank (NCBI, EMBL & DDBJ) and also preserved over 150 microbial germplasm in various culture collection centres of India.

Dr. M. Senthil Kumar is currently working as Principal Scientist (Microbiology) at ICAR-Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Kanpur. He obtained Ph.D (Microbiology) from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi and received post-doctoral fellow from Korean Atomic Energy Research Institute, South Korea. He had twenty years of research experience on different aspects of plant-microbe interactions including symbiotic nitrogen fixation, biological control and microbial mediated abiotic stress management in pulses. He explored the diversity of endophytic bacteria from wild and cultivated soybean varieties for biological control of soybean charcoal rot disease. He purified anti-microbial peptides from soybean endophytic bacteria. He has developed bioinoculants and microbial consortia for improving moisture-deficit stress tolerance of rainfed chickpea. He has published more than 20 research papers in peer reviewed journals. He is the Fellow of Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development (ISPRD).

Dr. Krishna Kumar presently working as a Dean, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay College of Horticulture & Forestry Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Muzaffarpur, Bihar, India. He worked as a Research Associate at IARI, New Delhi, Assistant Professor at SKUAST, Jammu and then served as a Senior Scientist and Principal Scientist at Central Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair. He served as a Principal Scientist at Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India. He has also worked as a Head, Division of Crop Protection in Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Kanpur, India. He has over 20 years of research, teaching and extension experience in mushroom production, bio-control, microbial diversity, integrated disease management, diagnosis of unknown plant diseases and suitable bio-control agents. He is a recipient of Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Award for Outstanding Research in Tribal Farming Systems-2010 by Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, India, SPPS Meritorious Scientist Award-2011 by Society of Plant Protection Sciences, New Delhi, India and Distinguished Service Award-2010 for his contribution in Plant Pathology by BIOVED Research Society, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. He is a fellow of three prestigious professional societies and life member of 12 scientific societies. He also deposited 42 microorganisms at National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms (NCBI) and submitted 400 sequences of them to NCBI. He delivered several radio talks and TV shows on different topics for the benefit of farming community.

Dr. Sankaranarayanan is associated with C.G. Bhakta Institute of Biotechnology, Uka Tarsadia University, Surat of Gujarat state of India from 2015 onwards. He has experience in the fields of Antimicrobial activity of herbal and nano particles against MDR pathogens and fermented food products. His current research focus is on microbes in fermented food products, removal of bacteria from food by Dielectrophoresis. He has published 15 chapters in books, 50 research articles in International and National journals of repute and he authored 5 books which published by International publishers, guided 5 Ph.Ds and 16 M.Phil., scholars and operated 5 external funded minor projects and two Institute funded projects. From 2002 -2015, he worked as an Assistant Professor & Head, Department of Microbiology, K.S.R. College of Arts & Science, Tiruchengode, Tamil Nadu. He has awarded with Indian Academy of Sciences (IASc), National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and The National Academy of Sciences (TNAS) sponsored summer research fellowship for young teachers consecutively for three years. His name is included as a Mentor in DST-Mentors/Resource persons for summer/winter camps and other INSPIRE initiatives, Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi. He is a Grant reviewer in British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC), UK. He has involved himself in the organization of various National / International seminars / Symposia. He is actively involved as an Editor / Editorial board members in journals and reviewers in various International / National reputed journals and acted as an external examiners to adjudicate the Ph.D., thesis of various Universities in India.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General