@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/14657,
	  title     = {The Effect of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) on Germination, Seedling Growth and Yield of Maize},
	  author    = {A. Gholami and  S. Shahsavani and  S. Nezarat},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {The effect of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria
(PGPR) on seed germination, seedling growth and yield of field
grown maize were evaluated in three experiments. In these
experiments six bacterial strains include P.putida strain R-168,
P.fluorescens strain R-93, P.fluorescens DSM 50090, P.putida
DSM291, A.lipoferum DSM 1691, A.brasilense DSM 1690 were
used. Results of first study showed seed Inoculation significantly
enhanced seed germination and seedling vigour of maize. In second
experiment, leaf and shoot dry weight and also leaf surface area
significantly were increased by bacterial inoculation in both sterile
and non-sterile soil. The results showed that inoculation with
bacterial treatments had a more stimulating effect on growth and
development of plants in nonsterile than sterile soil. In the third
experiment, Inoculation of maize seeds with all bacterial strains
significantly increased plant height, 100 seed weight, number of seed
per ear and leaf area .The results also showed significant increase in
ear and shoot dry weight of maize.},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering},
	  volume    = {3},
	  number    = {1},
	  year      = {2009},
	  pages     = {9 - 14},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/14657},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/25},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 25, 2009},