Vol. 6, Issue 1 (2018)
Endophytes in plant system: Roles in growth promotion, mechanism and their potentiality in achieving agriculture sustainability
Author(s): PN Patle, NP Navnage and PR Ramteke
Abstract: Intensive agriculture practices which depends heavily on unsustainable level of agrochemical inputs are environmentally harmful and the expansion of these practices to meet future needs are not economical and ecologically Sustainable. Endophytes are the group of microorganisms that inhabit plant, live inside the host microenvironment, receive protection from environmental stresses, and have greater access to nutrients with lesser competition from other microbes. Bacterial and fungal endophytes are widespread inhabitants inside plant tissues and have been shown to assist plant growth and health. They exert beneficial effects upon plants and enhance plant growth and yield either directly or indirectly via several mechanisms. Present review paper critically focused on the role of these endophytes in plant growth promotion, there different mechanism of action and their practical utility in agriculture system. This comprehensive review is based on critical study of different research works and investigations all around the globe. Paper also depicts evaluation of endophytes role in enhancing crop productivity and maintaining soil health aiming towards sustainability of agriculture in long run.
Pages: 270-274 | 1304 Views 123 Downloads
How to cite this article:
PN Patle, NP Navnage, PR Ramteke. Endophytes in plant system: Roles in growth promotion, mechanism and their potentiality in achieving agriculture sustainability. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(1):270-274.