Human-sloth bear conflict is becoming an issue of concern in India, especially in the state of Gujarat. North and Central parts of Gujarat are considered to have the highest population and densities of sloth bears; previous research revealed that sloth bears are wandering outside the protected areas in close proximity to humans. Despite the growing numbers, the status of the sloth bear is still vulnerable due to the degradation of remaining sloth bear habitats and an increase in human-bear conflicts.
This review paper provides an overview of the potential of Pseudomonas fluorescens as a biocontrol agent for plant pathogens. P. fluorescens has broad-spectrum antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral activities due to the production of various secondary metabolites, including antibiotics, siderophores, enzymes, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These secondary metabolites can inhibit the growth of plant pathogens, stimulate plant growth, and enhance plant defence mechanisms, thereby improving plant health and productivity. P.
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