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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 12, Issue:2, February, 2023

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2023.12(2): 195-202

Evaluation of Bacillus strains for Plant Growth Promoting Properties Isolated from Different Regions of Kashmir Valley
Ulfat Nazir1* and M. Y. Zargar2
1Centre of Research for Development, University of Kashmir, Srinagar - 190006, India
2Emeritus Scientist Faculty of Agricultural, Sheri Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir, India
*Corresponding author

Microbes that are beneficial to plants are used to enhance the crop yield and are alternatives to chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Bacillus species are the predominant plant growth-promoting bacteria. This study was aimed to isolate Bacillus species from soil of different regions of Kashmir and screen for their ability to promote plant growth directly or indirectly by testing their ability to produce plant growth hormone indole acetic acid, hydrogen cyanide, ammonia and phosphate solubilization. Fifty Bacillus strains were isolated from soil samples of different regions of Srinagar and Baramulla districts of Kashmir. These isolates were tested for plant growth promoting traits in vitro. Among the 50 isolates, 35 were indole acetic acid producer, 22 of the isolates showed the ability to solubilize the phosphate, 35 were able to produce ammonia and all the isolates had the ability to produce hydrogen cyanide. The isolated strains showed positive results to maximum PGPR traits and exhibited a potential to be used as alternatives to chemical fertilizers and pesticides and could be used as low-cost bio-based technology to promote plant growth in the agricultural sector.

Keywords: Agricultural yields, civilization, industrialization, environmental risks, rhizobacteria

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Ulfat Nazir and Zargar, M. Y. 2023. Evaluation of Bacillus strains for Plant Growth Promoting Properties Isolated from Different Regions of Kashmir Valley.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 12(2): 195-202. doi:
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