EFFICIENT ROLE OF RICE ASSOCIATED PLANT GROWTHPROMOTING BACTERIADiksha Kumari, Bishun Deo Prasad, Padmanabh Dwivedi and Sangita Sahni
Rice-associated plant growth-promoting bacteria (PGPB) have a major role in promoting growth anddevelopment using a variety of mechanisms. In this study, we isolated bacteria from drought stressedfields to check their effects on rice plants. Bacterial strains were selectively isolated based on their growthon selective media and different biochemical tests. These bacteria were identified by partial sequencing of16s rDNA. We have found that two isolates, Brevibacterium sp. (B4) and Priestiaaryabhattai (B16) (MZ081422.1),have a magnificent role in the growth of rice plants compared to mock-treated plants after drought stresstreatment.