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ISSN 1392-3196 / e-ISSN 2335-8947
Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, vol. 110, No. 1 (2023), p. 87–94
DOI 10.13080/z-a.2023.110.012

The potential of Artemisia spp. plant extracts and endophytic bacteria to increase plant productivity: A review


Artemisia L. (mugwort) plants are known for their diverse bioactive compounds with different biological activities such as antimicrobial, antifungal, antioxidant, and allelopathic properties. Additionally, endophytic bacteria have been found to provide various benefits to host plants including enhancing nutrient uptake, modulating growth and stress-related phytohormones, and targeting pests and pathogens. While there have been numerous research reports on the phytochemical components and biological activity of Artemisia plant extracts, little is known about the functional diversity of isolated endophytic bacteria from various Artemisia species. The aim of this review was to reveal the potential of Artemisia plant extracts and endophytic bacteria with a positive impact on agricultural plant productivity. The present review has emphasised the significant potential of utilising plant extracts and endophytic bacteria associated with Artemisia spp. to enhance plant growth and increase crop productivity. Through further research and development, this approach could be deemed as a valuable contribution to sustainable agriculture practices by decreasing the dependence on synthetic inputs such as chemical fertilisers and pesticides.

Keywords: mugwort, endophytic bacteria, plant extracts, plant productivity.

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