Azospirillum AS BIOFERTILIZER AND BANGLADESH PERSPECTIVE

DOI: 10.7904/2068–4738–VI(11)–69

Md. Mozammel HOSSAIN*, Iffat JAHAN

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka–1342, BANGLADESH; mhossain@juniv.edu, Iffat_satu@yahoo.com

Abstract. Azospirillum has potential use as biofertilizer in agriculture. A review of Azospirillum as biofertilizer and Bangladesh perspective has been discussed. Habitat and distribution of Azospirillum have been reviewed. The species of Azospirillum, their isolation, cultivation and preservation have been reviewed. General characteristics and identification of Azospirillum have also been discussed. In this paper, all the possible mode of action of Azospirillum as biofertilizer has also critically reviewed and the crops affected has also been discussed. Studies on Azospirillum carried out in Bangladesh still now, as biofrtilizer also reviewed. Commercial use of Azospirillum has also been discussed in this paper.

Keyword: Azospirillum, Biofertilizer, Bangladesh, Isolation, Mode of action

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