ISLAM, M.T.; RAHMAN, M.; PANDEY, P.; BOEHME, M.; HAESAERT, G.
1. Management of fungal diseases on cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) and tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) crops in greenhouses using Bacillus subtilis
2. Bacillus species: A potential plant growth regulator
3. Bacilli in the Biocontrol of Mycotoxins
4. Bacillus subtilis and its effect on the post-harvest of fruit and flowers
5. Plant growth-promotion by ACC deaminase-producing Bacilli under salt stress conditions
6. Bacillus subtilis-mediated Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plant
7. Exploring the Utility of Aneurinibacillus as a Bioinoculant for Sustainable Crop Production and Environmental Applications
8. Phylogeny and Taxonomy of agriculturally important Bacillus species
9. Endophytic Bacillus species induced systemic resistance to plant diseases
10. Genomics and Post-genomics Approaches for Elucidating Molecular Mechanisms of Plant Growth Promoting Bacilli
11. Tapping the Potential of Metabolomics in New Natural Products Discovery from Bacillus Species
12. Genomic insights and comparative genomics of Bacillus species having diverse mechanisms of biocontrol against fungal phytopathogens
13. Bacillus species as biocontrol agents for fungal plant pathogens
14. Application Method and Efficacy of Bacillus spp in Mitigating Abiotic and Biotic Stresses and Enhancing Plant Performance
15. Bacillus thuringiensis-based Gene Pyramiding a way Forward for a Combined Horizontal and Vertical Resistance in Plant
16. Probiotic Bacilli in Sustainable Aquaculture.
The Gram-positive and spore-forming Bacilli are the most dominant group of bacteria that exist in various ecological niches on the earth. They represent one of the most important unmapped pools of biodiversity with immense potential of applications in agriculture, environment, and industry. As these bacteria are highly tolerant to stressful environment and enhance plant tolerance to harsh environment such as salinity, drought, and heavy metal toxicity, plant-associated Bacilli have high potential for promoting sustainable crop production. Many species of Bacilli are being commercially used as phytostimulator and biofertilizer. Some of them are applied as biopesticide for protecting crop plants from phytopathogens and insect pests. The Bacillus-based products are becoming popular in ecologically sound and climate resilient agricultural production system. In fact, Bacillusand allied species based formulations are already dominating the biopesticides market, although, to compete with other formulations and chemical alternatives, the biology of Bacillus had to be understood from perspective of such applications. Our understanding of the biology and molecular-basis of the beneficial effects of plant-associated Bacilli has greatly been progressed in recent years through genomics, metagenomics, post-genomics and metabolomics studies. The volume two of the series Bacilli and Agrobiotechnology comprehensively reviews and updates current knowledge of Bacilli as phytostimulant and biological control of plant pests. Better understanding the biology, ecology and mechanism of action of the beneficial strains of Bacilli will play a role in the development of products to support green biotechnology in agriculture and industries.
• Most comprehensive list of latest research findings on agriculturally and industrially important microbial genus Bacillus and many species and strains under it
• Futures research direction on applied aspects encompassing genomics, post genomics, proteomics and metabolomics of the genus Bacillus
• Detailed illustration of modes of action of multiple Bacillus strains providing beneficial effects to plants and production of industrially important metabolites