Phyllospheric Bacterial Treatments Improve Growth in Helianthus annuus L.

  • Maryam Iqbal University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Shabana Wagi University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Ambreen Ahmed University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore, Pakistan

Abstract

The current study focuses on the effect of variation in time of bacterial treatment during different growth phases of seeds on plant growth improvement using Helianthus annuus L. For this purpose, two phyllospheric auxin-producing bacterial strains Bacillus thuringiensis (E4) and Lysinobacillus fusiformis (E6) were used for bacterial treatment. Two experiments were conducted in the present work with pre-germination and post-germination inoculation treatments to seeds. A comparative analysis was made in order to find out the efficiency of Bacillus thuringiensis (E4) and Lysinobacillus fusiformis (E6) for improving growth of Helianthus annuus L. Post-germination treatments were found effective with Bacillus thuringiensis (E4) but Lysinobacillus fusiformis (E6) worked well in both treatments i.e., in pre-germination and in post-germination inoculation treatment.

Author Biographies

Maryam Iqbal, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore, Pakistan

Department of Botany

Shabana Wagi, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore, Pakistan

Department of Botany

Ambreen Ahmed, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore, Pakistan

Department of Botany

Published
2018-09-11
How to Cite
IQBAL, Maryam; WAGI, Shabana; AHMED, Ambreen. Phyllospheric Bacterial Treatments Improve Growth in Helianthus annuus L.. RADS Journal of Biological Research & Applied Sciences, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 1, p. 30-40, sep. 2018. ISSN 2521-8573. Available at: <http://jbas.juw.edu.pk/index.php/JBAS/article/view/133>. Date accessed: 17 nov. 2018.