Bacterial inoculants and mixed inoculants to enhance plant growth (applied studies)
Version April 2018
Goal: Invent practical, advanced inoculants (a.k.a “bio-fertilizers”) for improving growth of agricultural and forest plants.
Bacterial inoculant made of alginate beads mixed with wheat seeds.
For More PDF files of earlier papers go to: Environmental Microbiology
Dr. S.R. Prabhu, International Bio Recovery Corporation, Vancouver, Canada
Dr. Alan Pamella, Laboratorio Farroupilha, Brazil
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International collaboration Mexico - Colombia. (Agencia Mexicana de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo and Agencia Presidencial Colombiana).
Most relevant publications in the recent years:
- Bashan, Y., and de-Bashan, L. E. 2015 Inoculant Preparation and Formulations for
Handbook for Azospirillum (pp. 469-485). Springer International Publishing
- Bashan, Y., de-Bashan, L.E., Prabhu, S.R., and Hernandez, J.-P.
2014. Advances in plant growth-promoting bacterial inoculant
technology: formulations and practical perspectives (1998-2013). (A Marschner Review).
Plant and Soil 378: 1-33
- Bashan, Y., Trejo, A. and de-Bashan, L.E. 2011. Development of two culture media for mass cultivation of Azospirillum spp. and for production of inoculants to enhance plant growth.
Biology Fertility of Soil 47: 963-969
- Puente, M.E., Li, C.Y. and Bashan, Y. 2009 Endophytic bacteria in cacti seeds can improve the development of cactus
seedlings. Environmental and Experimental Botany 66: 402-408
- Yabur, R., Bashan Y., Hernández-Carmona G. 2007. Alginate from the macroalgae
Sargassum sinicola as a novel source for microbial immobilization material in wastewater treatment and plant growth
promotion. Journal of Applied Phycology 19: 43-53.
Bashan, Y., Hernandez, J.P., Leyva, L.A. and Bacilio, M. 2002. Alginate
microbeads as inoculant carrier for plant growth-promoting bacteria.
Biology and Fertility of Soils 35: 359-368.
Rojas, A., Holguin, G., Glick, B.R. and Bashan, Y. 2001. Synergism
between Phyllobacterium sp. (N2-fixer) and Bacillus licheniformis (P-solubilizer), both from a semiarid mangrove rhizosphere. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 35 :181-187
Bashan, Y. and Gonzalez, L.E. 1999. Long-term survival of the
plant-growth-promoting bacteria Azospirillum brasilense and Pseudomonas fluorescens in dry alginate inoculant. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 51
Bashan, Y. 1998. Inoculants of plant growth-promoting bacteria for use in agriculture. Biotechnology Advances 16: 729-770.
Alginate beads containing the Plant growth-promotign bacteria Azospirillum brasilense Cd. above beads from Macrocystis pyrifera below beads from Sargassum sinicola (Inoculant for agriculture)
Different beads of alginate from various sources. (from left to rigth: control of Macrocystis pyrifera, control of Sargassum sinicola, immobilized of Macrocystis pyrifera (Chlorella), immobilized of Sargassum sinicola (Chlorella), co-immobilized of Macrocystis pyrifera (Chlorella with Azospirillum), co-immobilized of Sargassum sinicola. (Chlorella with Azospirillum))
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