Emergence in mapping microbial diversity in tea (Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze) soil of Assam, North-East India: A novel approach
PN Bhattacharyya, SR Sarmah, P Dutta, AJ Tanti
Tea [Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze], Theaceae, is an economically important non-alcoholic, aromatic beverage yielding perennialrncrop, extensively cultivated in Assam, North-East India. Exploitation and conservation of tea soil microflora is important inrnminimizing the use of toxic chemicals since the later is known for its adverse effect on natural environment. Isolation and exploitationrnof microbial resources of native tea growing soil are important mainly due to their immense potentiality in maintenance ofrnbiogeochemical cycles, promotion of plant growth, inhibition of destructive pests and pathogens etc. Quantitative as well asrnqualitative distribution of microbes in tea plantations of Assam, N. E. India, in the context of their geographical position andrngeological and geochemical habitats are need to be worked out, since there is scarce information concurrently on the spatial andrntemporal patterns of microbial diversity and distribution patterns in tea ecosystem by constructing maps. Geographic informationrnsystem (GIS) is useful in this regard to strengthen the microbial resource management strategies in tea.
PN Bhattacharyya, SR Sarmah, P Dutta, AJ Tanti. Emergence in mapping microbial diversity in tea (Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze) soil of Assam, North-East India: A novel approach. European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience, Volume 3, Issue 12, 2015, Pages 20-25