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Table 1 Varied responses of crops to microbial inoculation

From: Rhizosphere microbiome: revisiting the synergy of plant-microbe interactions

Microbial inoculant Crop Remarks Reference
Bacillus megaterium Vegetable crops, grains, and potatoes Yield increases of 0%–70% Smith et al. (1961)
Rhizobium Chickpea Yield ranging from 30 to 610 kg/ha Subba Rao (1976)
Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi Various crops Negative interactions to 14-fold yield increase Black and Tinker (1979), McGonigle (1988), Owusu-Bennoah and Mosse (1979)
Associative nitrogen-fixing bacteria Rice Yield increases of 10%–30% Chongbiao (1990)
Azotobacter Wheat Yield ranging from 34 to 247 kg/ha Hegde and Dwivedi (1994)
Azospirillum brasilense and Bacillus circulans Flax and cereals Yield increases of 8%–30% Mikhailouskaya and Bogdevitch (2009)
Azospirillum Wheat 12.9%–22.5% increase in dry weight Veresoglou and Menexes (2010)
Pseudomonas, Azospirillum, Azotobacter, Bacillus Maize, wheat, sunflower, lettuce Yield increases of 19%–40% Rubin et al. (2017)