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Screening of free-living rhizospheric bacteria for their multiple plant growth promoting activities.
On the basis of multiple plant growth promoting activities, eleven bacterial isolates were evaluated for their quantitative IAA production, and broad-spectrum antifungal activity on Muller-Hinton medium against Aspergillus, one or more species of Fusarium and Rhizoctonia bataticola. Expand
Indole Acetic Acid Production by the Indigenous Isolates of Azotobacter and Fluorescent Pseudomonas in the Presence and Absence of Tryptophan
Indole acetic acid (IAA) in fluorescent Pseudomonas isolates showed inhibitory effects on the growth of root elongation of Sesbania aculeata and Vigna radiata at all concentrations of tryptophan compared to the control. Expand
Metal tolerance and biosorption potential of filamentous fungi isolated from metal contaminated agricultural soil.
Findings indicated promising biosorption of cadmium and chromium by the Rhizopus and Aspergillus spp. Expand
Antioxidant and Free Radical Scavenging Properties of Twelve Traditionally Used Indian Medicinal Plants
The methanolic crude extracts of 12 traditionally used Indian medicinal plants were screened for their antioxidant and free radical scavenging properties using α-tocopherol and butylated hydroxyExpand
Induction of ROS, mitochondrial damage and autophagy in lung epithelial cancer cells by iron oxide nanoparticles.
It is encouraging to conclude that iron oxide NPs bear the potential of its applications in biomedicine, such as tumor therapy specifically by inducing autophagy mediated cell death of cancer cells. Expand
Genotoxic potential of copper oxide nanoparticles in human lung epithelial cells.
It is demonstrated that CuO NPs possess a genotoxic potential in A549 cells which may be mediated through oxidative stress and will need to be further investigated to determine whether long-term exposure consequences may exist for CuONPs application. Expand
Modulation of glutathione and its related enzymes in plants’ responses to toxic metals and metalloids—A review
Abstract The rapid increase in the contamination of the environment by toxic metals (TMs) and metalloids is posing serious threats to biotic communities. Plants are among the organisms mostExpand
Glutathione and glutathione reductase: a boon in disguise for plant abiotic stress defense operations.
An overview of the structure, localization, biosynthesis, and significance of GSH and GR significance in abiotic stress (such as salinity, drought, clilling, heavy metal)-exposed crop plants is presented and also points out unexplored aspects in the current context for future studies. Expand
Modern phytomedicine: Turning Medicinal Plants into Drugs
This work focuses on the development of fast Reliable Methods of Extraction and High-Throughoutput Screening of Crude Plant Extracts and their Interactions with Macromolecules and Toxicity, and the need for Anti-Infective Agents. Expand
Silver nanoparticles in soil–plant systems
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have broad spectrum antimicrobial/biocidal properties against all classes of microorganisms and possess numerous distinctive physico-chemical properties compared to bulkExpand