Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 11 No. 4

Screening of Rhizo-Bacterial Isolates for Bio-control Potential against Soil-Borne Diseases in Brinjal

Richa Sharma, V.K. Razdan, Vishal Gupta, Stanzin Dorjey, Kausar Fatima, P.K. Rai and Satish Sharma

Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu,Chatha-J&K, India.

Received on 09 November 2017 and accepted on 20 December 2017



Studies were carried out from 2013 to 2015 with the objectives to isolate and identify some indigenous rhizobacterial strains against major soil-borne pathogens of brinjal. Seventy thizobacterial isolates were characterized based on colony characters, morphological and biochemical test and identified as Pseudomonas flourescens (30), P. aeruginosa (13), P. aureofaciens (2) and Bacillus subtilis (25). In vitro bioassay of the seventy rhizobacterial isolates revealed that the isolate I-58 was the most effective rhizobacterial isolate, followed by I-30 and I-55 isolates in inhibiting the radial growth of test pathogens.

Keywords : Brinjal, soil-borne diseases, rhizobacteria, biochemical characterization.