Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 2 No. 1

The Evaluation of Nodulation Capacity of Some Location Specific Rhizobia on Soybean from Maharashtra, India.

O.S. Rathor and B.G. Rajbhoj¹*

P.G. Department of Botany, N.E.S. Science College, Nanded - 431 605, India. ¹Department of Botany, S.D.S.M. College, Palghar, Mumbai- 401 401, India.

Received on 06 November 2007 and accepted on 15 January 2008



Rhizobia’s role in N2 fixation is unchallenged but the genetic diversity of this organism based on geographical locations can have influence on nodulation capacity of a species. In the present work certain location specific strains of Rhizobia were used to find out their effect on nodulation in Soybean which is recently being introduced in Marathwada region of Maharashtra State. The strain SR5 was from Chudawa, district Parbhani seen to be promising.

Keywords : Location specific Rhizobia, Marathwada, Nodulation performance on Soybean.