Shashi Kant Shukla1*, S Krithika2, Shraddha Shukla3 and Anupam Dikshit4
1Anupam Rural Laboratory, Centre of Science and Society, IIDS, University of Allahabad, Allahabad, India
2Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany
3Nanotechnology Application Centre, University of Allahabad, Allahabad, India
4Biological Product laboratory, Botany Department, University of Allahabad, Allahabad, India
*Corresponding Author: Shashi Kant Shukla, Anupam Rural Laboratory, Centre of Science and Society, IIDS, University of Allahabad, Allahabad, India.
Received: April 15, 2020; Published: June 08, 2020
The present study was performed with the main objective of investigation of enhancement in the growth and antioxidant activity of Stevia rebaudiana, Bertoni, a medicinal plant and chief source of stevioside, natural sweetener. The whole experiment was followed by macro and micronutrients analysis of used soil for pot experiment. In the analysed concentration ratio; potassium was greater than and phosphorous. So, there was a need to dissolve these nutrients into the usable form; Paenibacillus polymyxa was selected due to having these characteristics. The results, observed in 0, 10 and 20 days, showed that in comparison to control, inoculation with experimented soil bacterium, considerably increased root and shoot length as well as no and size of leaves in plant. The positive impact of the performed experiments was obtained after 10 and 20 days respectively. Furthermore, antioxidant efficacy of S. rebaudiana was done using DPPH method which confirms the plant to be free radical scavenger. The conclusion of the experiment showed the efficacy of P. polymyxa on escalation of Stevia.
Keywords: Shashi Kant Shukla, Anupam Rural Laboratory, Centre of Science and Society, IIDS, University of Allahabad, Allahabad, India.
Citation: Shashi Kant Shukla., et al. “Effect of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria on Soil Profile, Growth Physiology and Antioxidant Activity of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni". Acta Scientific Agriculture 4.6 (2020): 27-32.
Copyright: © 2020 Shashi Kant Shukla., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.