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Table 1 Morphological, physiological and cultural characteristic of PGPR and PSM bacterial strains isolated from wheat

From: Integrated effect of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria and phosphate-solubilizing microorganisms on growth of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) under rainfed condition

Sr. no. Strain Gram stain Shape of bacteria Colony color on N.A. Colony size/shape on N.A. Tentative identification by QTS-24 kit
Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR)
1. WPR-32 −ve Medium sized rod Off-white Regular size with crenate boarders Azotobacter spp.
2. WPR-42 −ve Curved rod (pleomorphic) White (semi-transparent) Irregular size with rough surface Azospirillum spp.
3. WPR-51 −ve J shaped rod Off-white Irregular size with empty centered Azospirillum spp.
4. WPR-61 −ve Short rods Off-white Regular size/circular Azotobacter spp.
5. WM-1 −ve Slightly curved rods Light pink Irregular size with wrinkled surface Enterobacter spp.
6. WM-2 −ve Slightly curved rods Off-white Irregular size with entire edges Azospirillum spp.
7. WM-3 −ve Cocci-bacilli White Regular size with rough surface Pseudomonas spp.
Phosphate-solubilizing microorganisms (PSM)
1. PSM-202 +ve Long rods White/transparent Regular size/circular with shiny surface Bacillus spp.
2. PSM-305 −ve Cocci-bacilli White Regular size with rough surface Pseudomonas spp.
  1. N.A. nutrient agar