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The present study was conducted to isolate and characterize rock PSB associated with the rhizosphere of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) from fourteen different wheat-growing sites of the Meknes region in Morocco. Five strains were selected for their strong ability to dissolve RP and were tested in vitro for plant growth-promoting (PGP) traits including the production of indole acetic acid (IAA), siderophores, hydrogen cyanide (HCN), and antifungal activity, as well as their response to the effect of extrinsic and intrinsic stress.

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Our study clearly indicates that our selected rock PSBs can be used as biofertilizers for grain crops after studying their interaction with the host crop and field evaluation.

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Field evaluation

Dr. RFAKI ABDERRAZAK
National center of scientific and technical research (CNRST), Rabat

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This page is a summary of: Isolation, Selection and Characterization of Root-Associated Rock Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria in Moroccan Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.), Geomicrobiology Journal, November 2019, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/01490451.2019.1694106.
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