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: 09 November 2017; accepted: 20 December 2017)


Studies were carried out from 2013 to 2015 with the objectives to isolate and identify some indigenousrhizobacterial strains against major soil-borne pathogens of brinjal. Seventy thizobacterialisolates 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.


Brinjal, soil-borne diseases, rhizobacteria, biochemical characterization