ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

Ashish Gaurav1, M. Afjal Ahmad2 , Hari Singh Meena3, R.P.N. Saxena4 and Pravin Prakash5
1PG Scholar, Department of Plant Physiology, Banaras Hindu University, BHU, Varanasi- 221 005, India.
2Ph.D Scholar, Department of Plant Physiology, Banaras Hindu University, BHU, Varanasi- 221 005, India.
3Technical Assistant, IARI, New Delhi, India.
4Ph.D Scholar, Department of Entomolgy and Agril. Zoology, Banaras Hindu University, BHU, Varanasi- 221 005, India.
5Associate Professor, Department of Plant Physiology, Institute of Agricultural Sciences,
Banaras Hindu University, BHU, Varanasi- 221 005, India.
J. Pure Appl. Microbiol., 2016, 10 (2): 937-940
© The Author(s). 2016
Received: 24/01/2016 | Accepted: 04/03/2016 | Published: 30/06/2016
Abstract

An experiment was conducted to study the effect of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) on the growth, dry matter production and physiochemical parameters in a chickpea cultivar (JW-14) under salinity stress. The PGPR- Pseudomonas aeruginosa (strain 2CpS1) was applied through seed treatment. Seed treatment was observed to affect growth significantly by increasing the plant height, root length, leaf area, total dry matter, total chlorophyll content, relative water content under both normal and salinity conditions with respect to control. A significant decline in the cell membrane injury (%) was recorded under both normal and salinity treatments, when treated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa (strain 2CpS1), with respect to control.

Keywords

Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salinity, Cell membrane injury, Chickpea.

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