The scope of microbiology has enlarged tremendously during last 25-30 years. The present volume deals about the microbial diversity comprising 25 reviews papers and research papers from outstanding scientists of India. This will provide a new sight in basic and applied research related to plants and microbial diversity. It mainly includes, fungal, bacterial and nematode diversity, mushrooms cultivation, biofertilizers, disease resistance, biological control, plant disease management, plant diseases and role of microbes in soil fertility. The primary goal of preparing this Volume is to present a balanced view of the diversity and provide the fundamental information that will allow students and scientists to understand the complexities of those issue. This book is suitable for students of post-graduate, research scholars, senior research fellow and research associate in mycology, microbiology, plant pathology, plant bacteriology and plant protection. It will also be extremely useful to the teachers, instructors and scientists engaged in pursuit highger knowledge in this area.
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Contents Chapter 1: LegumeRhizobia Symbiosis in Sustainable Agriculture by A Hemantaranjan; Chapter 2: Diversity in Fungi Associated with Seeds by M N Khare and M S Bhale; Chapter 3: Use of Various Agricultural Residus and Byproducts for Mushroom Cultivation: A Review by R C Ram; Chapter 4: Biodegradation of Rice Residues by Soil Mycoflora in Rice Wheat Cropping System by Vibha and Asha Sinha; Chapter 5: Diversity in Stripe Rust Flora and Matching Genes in Wheat: The Indian Scenario by V C Sinha, Rajiv K Sharma and Sanjay Kumar; Chapter 6: Fungi and Grain Storage in Tropics by Jai Prakash Rai, Alok Kumar Singh, Raghavendra Singh and Asha Sinha; Chapter 7: Indigenous Soil Microbial Biodiversity: Key to Sustainable Agriculture by D P Singh and B K Sarma; Chapter 8: Role of Microbial Agents in Insect Pest Management by Nitin Joshi and Manoj Kumar Pandey; Chapter 9: Induces Resistance: A Biotechnological Approach for Induction of Defenserelated Molecules in Plant Disease Management by Anuj Kumar, Vinod Kumar and R N Kharwar; Chapter 10: Micronutrients: Key for Disease Management by Raghavendra Singh, Jai Prakash Rai & Alok Kumar Singh; Chapter 11: Postharvest Diseases: Strategies and Management by R C Ram; Chapter 12: Rhizoctonia solani in Reference to Banded Leaf and Sheath Blight of Maize by Alok Kumar Singh, Jai Prakash Rai and Satish Chand Saxena; Chapter 13: Rhizobium: A Potential Biofertilizer by Neerja Asthana and Niranjan Kumar; Chapter 14: Participatory Production of Trichoderma by Ramesh Chand, Chanda Khushwaha, V K Chandola and A K Joshi; Chapter 15: Characterization of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) by S Ameer Basha, B K Sarma, K Annapurna, Senthil and U P Singh; Chapter 16: Screening of Sunflower Genotypes for Resistance or Tolerance Against Alternaria Blight by A V V Reddy, C V C M Reddy, U Rajeswari, B Sinha and C Appunu; Chapter 17: Effect of Glomus fasciculatum AM Fungus and Nitrogens on Biomass Yield, Chlorophyll, Juice and Sucrose Contents of Saccharum officinarum L by Kamal Prasad and R S Bilgrami; Chapter 18: Morphology and Pathogenicity of Isolated of Fusarium moniliforme Causing Pokkah Boeng Disease of Sugarcane in Maharashtra by A S Patil, Hema Singh, R R Sharma and G P Rao; Chapter 19: Management of Rootknot Nematode (Meloidogyne incognita) on Lentil (Lens esculenta Monch) by Amar Bahadur, D P Singh and Pramila Gupta; Chapter 20: Studies on Some Dominant Species of Aspergilli Isolated from Soil of RiceWheat Cropping System by Asha Sinha, P S Kalhapure and Rakesh K Singh; Chapter 21: Evaluation of Casing Media for Cultivation of Agaricus bisporus (Lange) Imbach by T S Shandilya and R S Jarial; Chapter 22: Strain Improvement in Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus spp) by Mithilesh Kumar, Harsh Kumar & Dayaram; Chapte 23: Development of New Sterilization Techniques of Substrate for Oyster Mushroom by R C Ram and Deepak Gupta; Chapter 24: Comparative Efficiency of Various Substrates and Supplements on Growth Behaviour an