STUDY OF METABOLIC POTENTIAL OF ENDOPHYTIC BACTERIA IN FINGER MILLET

Shikha Shirsh, Jaykar Jha

Abstract


Present study was carried out in the fields of Darbhanga to study the metabolic potential of endophytic bacteria inhabiting the roots, stems and leaves of finger millet.The plant samples were collected from the fields and were analysed for the metabolic potential endophytic bacteria by first isolating them and then further studying their ability to produce IAA,cellulase and protease and to solubilise phosphorous and zinc qualitatively.The endophytic bacteria found positive for these traits can be considered to be a potent plant growth promoting bacterial endophyte(PGPBE) which can be further used to increase the area of cultivation and productivity of finger millet.This will further encourage the farmers to grow finger millet and will ensure food security and sustainable agriculture.


Keywords


Finger millet.endophytic bacteria,metabolic potential

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