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International Journal of Agronomy
Volume 2016, Article ID 4269010, 8 pages
Review Article

Insight into the Interaction between Plants and Associated Fluorescent Pseudomonas spp.

Division of Plant Biology, Bose Institute Centenary Campus, P 1/12, CIT Scheme, VII-M, Kankurgachi, Kolkata, West Bengal 700054, India

Received 30 November 2015; Accepted 12 May 2016

Academic Editor: Glaciela Kaschuk

Copyright © 2016 Akansha Jain and Sampa Das. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Fluorescent Pseudomonas are known for their plant growth promoting and disease protection abilities. In past years, a number of studies have focused on how these bacteria suppress disease and induce resistance. They are known to produce antibiotics and siderophores, promote growth, and induce systemic resistance in the host plant. This bacterium has come out as a model organism for ecological studies going on in rhizosphere and for studying plant-beneficial microbe interaction. This review focuses on the current state of knowledge on biocontrol potential of fluorescent Pseudomonas strains and the mechanisms adopted by them.