Influence of Pseudomonas fluorescens as Biofertilizer in Secondary Hardening of Tissue Cultured Banana Var. Poovan

  • Y. Ramesh Tissue Culture Laboratory, Perunthalaivar Kamaraj Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Puducherry – 605 009
  • V. Ramassamy Arignar Anna Govt. Arts and Science College, Karaikal, UT of Puducherry
Keywords: Banana, Pseudomonas fluorescens, PGPR

Abstract

The present study brings out the effects of Pseudomonas fluorescens in secondary hardening of tissue cultured banana var.Poovan. Two concentrations (1% & 2%) of liquid medium grown Pseudomonas fluorescens (3×109 cells/ml) were used in borewell water and the growth performance of the banana plantlets was assessed. Seven different growth parameters were studiedviz. shoot weight, height and girth, leaf length, leaf width, no. of leaves and chlorophyll content. Best results were obtained in1%Pseudomonas fluorescens (T2) treatment with average of 10.79gm for weight, 10.25cm for height, 5.3 for no. of leaves, 1.3mmfor girth, 14.96cm for leaf length and 36.6 spad units of chlorophyll content per plantlet compared to treatment (T3) with 2%liquid Pseudomonas fluorescens.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ijasbt.v3i1.11878  

Int J Appl Sci Biotechnol, Vol. 3(1): 38-41     

 

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.
Abstract
992
PDF
448
Published
2015-03-25
How to Cite
Ramesh, Y., & Ramassamy, V. (2015). Influence of Pseudomonas fluorescens as Biofertilizer in Secondary Hardening of Tissue Cultured Banana Var. Poovan. International Journal of Applied Sciences and Biotechnology, 3(1), 38-41. https://doi.org/10.3126/ijasbt.v3i1.11878
Section
Research Articles