Siderophores: Augmentation of soil health and crop productivity

Ansari, R.A. and Mahmood, I. and Rizvi, R. and Sumbul, A. and Safiuddin, . (2017) Siderophores: Augmentation of soil health and crop productivity. Probiotics in Agroecosystem. pp. 291-312.

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Microorganisms harbouring in the soil are extremely important in the sustainable agriculture. They play a very crucial role in the sustenance of ecological services/ balance. Siderophore-producing microorganisms have enormous range of application for the sustainable crop production. Application of siderophores has recently caught fire of discussion and being used in the plant disease management, maintenance of healthy soil, plant growth promotion, SAR induction, acceleration of phytohormone production, bioaugmentation of heavy metal (HM), etc. Moreover, nearly all living beings shine their cellular reactions such as electron transportation, different metabolic reactions and organic molecule formations with the help of iron. In iron-deprived environment, siderophores are the chief media by which maximum cellular reactions get completed. However, a wide range of variations among the siderophores has been noticed like bacterial siderophores that have extremely high binding affinities than fungi; however, phytosid-erophores have less binding affinities than microbial siderophores. A lot of variations among the microbial siderophores such as algae, bacteria, fungi and actinomycetes have been noticed in significant manner. Additionally, beneficial job of siderophore in other sector of agriculture and allied branch of science may not be ignored. However, there are some hurdles such as lack of infrastructure and communication gap among the concerned researcher which has put such important research on hold. Research on siderophore-producing organisms will provide an arena to formulate bioprocess technology which is indeed needed to maximize the production of microbial siderophores because of its wide range of applicability. Overall, siderophores and siderophore-producing organisms are conducive to human kind as well as in the sustenance of ecological balance. Thus, this article discusses about the present scenario of research pertaining to siderophore applications in agriculture.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany
Divisions: Faculties > Faculty of Life Sciences > Department of Botany
Depositing User: AMU Library
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2018 05:06
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 05:30

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