Journal article

Assessing the Plant Growth Promoting and Arsenic Tolerance Potential ofBradyrhizobium japonicumCB1809

Md Ferdous Seraj, Tania Rahman, Ann C Lawrie, Suzie M Reichman

Environmental Management | SPRINGER | Published : 2020

Abstract

Accumulation of heavy metals in soil is of concern to the agricultural production sector, because of the potential threat to food quality and quantity. Inoculation with plant growth-promoting bacteria (PGPR) has previously been shown to alleviate heavy metal stress but the mechanisms are unclear. Potential mechanisms by which inoculation with Bradyrhizobium japonicum CB1809 affected the legume soybean (Glycine max cv. Zeus) and the non-legume sunflower (Helianthus annus cv. Hyoleic 41) were investigated in solution culture under 5 μM As stress. Adding As resulted in As tissue concentrations of up to 5 mg kg-1 (shoots) and 250 mg kg-1 (roots) in both species but did not reduce shoot or root b..

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