Termitarium-Inhabiting Bacillus spp. Enhanced Plant Growth and Bioactive Component in Turmeric (Curcuma longa L.)

@article{Chauhan2016TermitariumInhabitingBS,
  title={Termitarium-Inhabiting Bacillus spp. Enhanced Plant Growth and Bioactive Component in Turmeric (Curcuma longa L.)},
  author={Ankit Kumar Chauhan and Dinesh Kumar Maheshwari and Shrivardhan Dheeman and Vivek K Bajpai},
  journal={Current Microbiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={74},
  pages={184-192}
}
Curcumin (diferuloyl methane) is the main bioactive component of turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) having remarkable multipotent medicinal and therapeutic applications. Two Bacilli isolated from termitarium soil and identified as Bacillus endophyticus TSH42 and Bacillus cereus TSH77 were used for bacterization of rhizome for raising C. longa ver. suguna for growth and enhancement. Both the strains showed remarkable PGP activities and also chemotactic in nature with high chemotactic index. Turmeric… CONTINUE READING