Author Affiliation

* Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Agriculture, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar-608 002, Tamil Nadu, India. 1Department of Zoology, Nehru Memorial College, Puthanampatti, Trichy 2Department of Zoology, Annamalai University, Annama

Article History

Received: 26 April 2015 / Revised: 3 June 2015 / Accepted: 16 June 2015 / Published: 19 June 2015

How to Cite This Article

Krishnapriya, K.; Muralikrishnan, V.; Boopathy Raja, A.; Shoba, V. (2015): Role of Active Microorganisms on the Evolution of Paddy. In International Journal of Agricultural and Lifesciences 1 (1), pp. 1–5.


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Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.


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