Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 4 No. 2

Diversity of Plant Growth Promoting Pseudomonads from Banana Rhizosphere

Kahekashan Tanveer¹, A.R. Apastambh², D.R. More³ and M.M.V. Baig¹,²

¹Department of Botany, ²Department of Biotechnology, Yeshwant Mahavidyalaya, Nanded - 431 602, India. ³Department of Botany and Biotechnology, L. B. S. Mahavidyalaya, Dharmabad, Dist. Nanded, India.

Received on 02 April 2010 and accepted on 18 May 2010



A sample of 12 Fluorescent pseudomonads isolated from the rhizosphere of banana during the cultivation season and shown to be closely related on the basis of whole cell protein analysis was subjected to detailed phenotypic and genotypic characterization. Phenotypic traits were assessed on the basis of biochemical properties, assimilation of sole carbon sources. The studies of protein electrophoregram for elucidating relationships among Fluorescent pseudomonads by UPGMA cluster analysis based on similarity index indicated that the isolates were mainly distinguished into five major clusters representing different biovars. With the exception of total cellular protein profiles analysis of the data revealed five main clusters.

Keywords : Banana rhizosphere, Pseudomonas, Gel electrophoresis, whole cell proteins.