Plant growth promoting characterization of indigenous phosphate solubilizing rhizobacteria and effects on germination of some crops in Vietnam


  • Hieu Q. NGUYEN Ton Duc Thang University, Faculty of Applied Science, Department of Biotechnology (VN)
  • My NGUYEN Gia Tuong Company Ltd., Binh Duong Province (VN)
  • Nhu N. NGUYEN Ton Duc Thang University, Faculty of Applied Science, Department of Biotechnology; Gia Tuong Company Ltd., Binh Duong Province (VN)



plant growth promoting activity, phosphate solubilizing bacteria, rhizosphere, seed, solubility index


Inorganic Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria (PSB) are widely present in nature and have been successfully applied in fields in many countries. However, researches on indigenous PSB are still very limited in Vietnam. The objective of this study was to isolate and evaluate the growth promoting characteristics and effects on germination of seed of indigenous PSB for fertilizer production from PSB. Thirteen isolates of indigenous PSB were collected using selective isolation medium containing Ca3(PO4)2, of which eight added the ability to dissolve AlPO4 and five isolates added the ability to dissolve FePO4. Initial qualitative tests indicated that all thirteen PSB isolates were incapable of HCN and lipase production while other growth promoting activities including amylase, caseinase, cellulase, chitinase, pectinase, indole acetic acid, K solubility, Zn solubility, and N fixation varied according to PSB isolate. The collected PSB isolates had no effect on seed germination rate, root length, and hypocotyl length of plantules of soybean, rice, maize, cucumber, tomato, and chili by plate assay. This study had shown that PSB was also common in the rhizosphere of various crops in Vietnam. Therefore, isolation to enrich the indigenous PSB collection was essential for the screening of suitable PSB strains for subsequent fertilizer production.


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NGUYEN, H. Q., NGUYEN, M., & NGUYEN, N. N. (2023). Plant growth promoting characterization of indigenous phosphate solubilizing rhizobacteria and effects on germination of some crops in Vietnam. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, 51(1), 12869.



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DOI: 10.15835/nbha51112869