Diversity and distribution of rhizospheric bacteria associated with Devil's cotton (Abroma augusta L.) along with alterations induced by the abiotic environment

  • Vipin Parkash Forest Pathology Division, Forest Research Institute, Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, an Autonomous Council under Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India, Dehradun - 248195 (Uttarakhand), India
  • Ankur Jyoti Saikia Soil Microbiology Laboratory - I, Rain Forest Research, Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, an Autonomous Council under Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India, Deovan, Jorhat - 785001, Assam, India
Keywords: Abiotic factors, Culture-dependent approach, Microbiome, Plant health, Rhizosphere


Recent research on the pharmacological aspects of Devil's cotton (Abroma augusta L.) plant has increased its impetus, notwithstanding its usage by the traditional practitioners, in face of its over-exploitation. We attempted a study of the association ecology of pedospheric bacteria associated with its rhizosphere. A total of 9 (nine) bacteria were isolated from rhizospheric soil collected from 8 natural locations of the Brahmaputra valley, distributed in 4 districts of Assam, India. The association between rhizospheric bacteria and fungal biota (including endomycorrhizae and non-mycorrhizal fungi) with abiotic soil properties can be exclusively advocated for a broader utilization as an ecological indicator for the conservation of target plant species as discussed in the present paper.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1215728


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How to Cite
Parkash, V., & Saikia, A. (2018). Diversity and distribution of rhizospheric bacteria associated with Devil’s cotton (Abroma augusta L.) along with alterations induced by the abiotic environment. Current Life Sciences, 4(2), 18-26. Retrieved from http://www.journals.tmkarpinski.com/index.php/cls/article/view/27
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