Plant Growth-Promoting Microorganisms for Environmental Sustainability

P. C. Abhilash, Rama Kant Dubey, Vishal Tripathi, Vijai K. Gupta*, Harikesh B. Singh

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Agrochemicals used to meet the needs of a rapidly growing human population can deteriorate the quality of ecosystems and are not affordable to farmers in low-resource environments. Here, we propose the use of plant growth-promoting microorganisms (PGPMs) as a tool for sustainable food production without compromising ecosystems services.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)847-850
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Biotechnology
Issue number11
Early online date2 Jun 2016
Publication statusPrint publication - 1 Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • agrochemicals
  • environmental sustainability
  • plant growth-promoting microorganisms
  • sustainable agriculture


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