The plant growth-promoting bacteria (PGPB) provide multiple benefits in agriculture to increase crop productivity and nutrient content and suppress the growth of pathogens.

The development of plant-microbe interactions profitable by genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics of data from both PGPB and the host will lead to optimized microbial inoculants to improve crop yields and nutritional value. PGPB promoted as a green technology that will reduce the use of chemical fertilizers thereby improving soil health. You can get to know more about PGPB via

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Despite a significant increase in the use of PGPB in agriculture observed in the last two decades, there is a dearth of long-term studies addresses the effects of existing PGPB on microbial community structure.

It is entirely possible that most or all PGPB resistant to the antibiotics commonly used to treat human diseases.

The biological significance of antibiotic resistance and metals and its relationship with plant growth-promoting activity, if any, is unknown. The consequences of saving antibiotic resistance may be negative if the nature of the land transferred to other bacteria or the environment.

Strategies to develop strains PGPB with useful traits of plant growth promotion but without resistance to antibiotics commonly used by humans will increase agricultural productivity without negative effects on the environment.

Alternately, saving antibiotic resistance could be positive if because of intrinsic resistance involving protein also has other functions. Antibiotic resistance of PGPB may be an important property if it is related to their plant growth-promoting activity. Overall, there is a need to conduct large-scale screening PGPB for antibiotic resistance and long-term studies on the effects of the introduction of genuine biological fertilizer in soil microbial communities.