Sharaff M1, Kamat S1, Archana G2.
Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2016 Dec 27;138:113-121. doi: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2016.12.023. [Epub ahead of print]Agricultural sites irrigated for long term with water polluted by industrial effluents containing heavy metals might adversely affect the soil microbial communities and crop yield. Hence it is important to study rhizobacterial communities and their metal tolerance in such affected agricultural fields to restore soil fertility and ecosystem. Present work deals with the study of rhizobacterial communities from plants grown in copper (Cu) contaminated agricultural fields along the industrial zone of Gujarat, India and are compared with communities from a Cu mine site. Read More