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Trends Biotechnol. 2016 Nov;34(11):847-850. doi: 10.1016/j.tibtech.2016.05.005. Epub 2016 Jun 3.

Plant Growth-Promoting Microorganisms for Environmental Sustainability.

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1
Institute of Environment & Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 221005, India.
2
Molecular Glyco-biotechnology Group, Disciplne of Biochemistry, School of Natural Sciences, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, H91 CF50, Ireland. Electronic address: vijai.gupta@nuigalway.ie.
3
Department of Mycology & Plant Pathology, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 221005, India.

Abstract

Agrochemicals used to meet the needs of a rapidly growing human population can deteriorate the quality of ecosystems and are not affordable to farmers in low-resource environments. Here, we propose the use of plant growth-promoting microorganisms (PGPMs) as a tool for sustainable food production without compromising ecosystems services.

KEYWORDS:

agrochemicals; environmental sustainability; plant growth-promoting microorganisms; sustainable agriculture

PMID:
27265889
DOI:
10.1016/j.tibtech.2016.05.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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