Challenges Faced in Field Application of Phosphate-Solubilizing Bacteria

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/626612
Title:
Challenges Faced in Field Application of Phosphate-Solubilizing Bacteria
Authors:
Eida, Abdul Aziz; Hirt, Heribert ( 0000-0003-3119-9633 ) ; Saad, Maged ( 0000-0002-5655-8674 )
Abstract:
The general inaccessibility of soil phosphorous (P) to plants in combination with the depletion of global P reserves provides an incentive for researchers to find sustainable solutions to sustain food security for the ever-increasing world population. Bio-fertilizers based on bacteria and fungi able to solubilize endogenous P in soils have a high potential for increasing nutrient availability in agriculture. However, the inconsistency of bio-fertilizer performance in the field poses a major challenge for farmers. This discrepancy is thought to stem from the complexity of the interactions between crop plants, microbes, and their soil environments, as well as our lack of understanding of the processes involved. For farmers, a clear beneficial effect across different soil types, crop species, environmental conditions, and microbial communities will be required to make it worth to adopt bio-fertilizer technology based on phosphate-solubilizing microbes (PSMs). Here, we attempt to review the current knowledge of the complexity of the P-solubilization mechanisms used by PSMs and how they may be affected by interactions in the field. We also identify possible explanations for the inconsistent performance of P-solubilizing bacteria in the field and ways to solve these obstacles.
KAUST Department:
Desert Agriculture Initiative
Citation:
Eida AA, Hirt H, Saad MM (2017) Challenges Faced in Field Application of Phosphate-Solubilizing Bacteria. Rhizotrophs: Plant Growth Promotion to Bioremediation: 125–143. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-4862-3_6.
Publisher:
Springer Singapore
Journal:
Rhizotrophs: Plant Growth Promotion to Bioremediation
Issue Date:
1-Aug-2017
DOI:
10.1007/978-981-10-4862-3_6
Type:
Book Chapter
Sponsors:
The authors would like to thank KAUST for their financial support, Florian Mette for his highly useful comments, the members of the Center for Desert Agriculture, and the Hirt’s lab group members for their support and fruitful discussion.
Additional Links:
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-981-10-4862-3_6
Appears in Collections:
Center for Desert Agriculture; Book Chapters

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dc.contributor.authorEida, Abdul Azizen
dc.contributor.authorHirt, Heriberten
dc.contributor.authorSaad, Mageden
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-01T12:19:03Z-
dc.date.available2018-01-01T12:19:03Z-
dc.date.issued2017-08-01en
dc.identifier.citationEida AA, Hirt H, Saad MM (2017) Challenges Faced in Field Application of Phosphate-Solubilizing Bacteria. Rhizotrophs: Plant Growth Promotion to Bioremediation: 125–143. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-4862-3_6.en
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-981-10-4862-3_6en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/626612-
dc.description.abstractThe general inaccessibility of soil phosphorous (P) to plants in combination with the depletion of global P reserves provides an incentive for researchers to find sustainable solutions to sustain food security for the ever-increasing world population. Bio-fertilizers based on bacteria and fungi able to solubilize endogenous P in soils have a high potential for increasing nutrient availability in agriculture. However, the inconsistency of bio-fertilizer performance in the field poses a major challenge for farmers. This discrepancy is thought to stem from the complexity of the interactions between crop plants, microbes, and their soil environments, as well as our lack of understanding of the processes involved. For farmers, a clear beneficial effect across different soil types, crop species, environmental conditions, and microbial communities will be required to make it worth to adopt bio-fertilizer technology based on phosphate-solubilizing microbes (PSMs). Here, we attempt to review the current knowledge of the complexity of the P-solubilization mechanisms used by PSMs and how they may be affected by interactions in the field. We also identify possible explanations for the inconsistent performance of P-solubilizing bacteria in the field and ways to solve these obstacles.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors would like to thank KAUST for their financial support, Florian Mette for his highly useful comments, the members of the Center for Desert Agriculture, and the Hirt’s lab group members for their support and fruitful discussion.en
dc.publisherSpringer Singaporeen
dc.relation.urlhttps://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-981-10-4862-3_6en
dc.titleChallenges Faced in Field Application of Phosphate-Solubilizing Bacteriaen
dc.typeBook Chapteren
dc.contributor.departmentDesert Agriculture Initiativeen
dc.identifier.journalRhizotrophs: Plant Growth Promotion to Bioremediationen
kaust.authorEida, Abdul Azizen
kaust.authorHirt, Heriberten
kaust.authorSaad, Mageden
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