The effect of Rhizobium spp. inoculation on seed quality of bean in Turkey

Küçük Ç., KIVANÇ M.

Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, vol.11, no.14, pp.1856-1859, 2008 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 14
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.3923/pjbs.2008.1856.1859
  • Journal Name: Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1856-1859
  • Keywords: Bean (phaseolus vulgaris L.), Hydration index, Non-soaker capacity, Rhizobium spp.
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Rhizobium spp. (local isolate) was used to inoculate three bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) varieties; Akman 98, Göynük 98 and Şehirali 90, in a factorial field experiment. The objective of the experiment was to study effect of inoculation on seed yield protein range, seed weight, non-soaker capacity and hydration index. Rhizobium spp. inoculation and nitrogen fertilizer significantly increased characters tested. This study revealed that inoculation with Rhizobium spp. improved seed quality. © 2008 Asian Network for Scientific Information.