ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

B. Jasim, Sabu Rohini, C. Anisha, C. Jimtha John, Mathew Jyothis and E.K. Radhakrishnan
1School of Biosciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Priyadharshini Hills PO, Kottayam Dist, Kerala – 686 560, India.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2013;7(2):1003-1009
© The Author(s). 2013
Received: 15/10/2012 | Accepted: 03/12/2012 | Published: 30/06/2013
Abstract

Zingiber officinale (ginger)  is commercially cultivated in many parts of the world  especially in India  because  of its  use in culinary and medicinal purposes. One  of the  major  disease that limit the yield  of  ginger is the rhizome  rot  disease caused  by Pythium myriotylum.  A  feasible  ecofriendly method is yet to be devised  to prevent  the plant from this threatening  disease. Since there are reports on endophytic bacteria capable of enhancing plant growth  both by growth promoting  effects and disease  resistance, such studies from  ginger is very  important. In the current study, an endophytically associated Pseudomonas aeruginosa with plant  growth  promoting properties and activity against Pythium myriotylum was isolated from ginger.

Keywords

Phenazine, endophytic Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Pythium myriotylum, Plant  growth promoting bacteria, Siderophore

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