Characterization of Plant Growth Promoting Diazotrophic
Bacteria Isolated from Cacao (Theobroma cacao L.)
Rhizosphere Treated with Bamboo Biochar
and Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi


Angelbert D. Cortes1,2*, Rina B. Opulencia3, and Nelly S. Aggangan4

1Department of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences
Cavite State University, Indang, Cavite, Philippines
2Graduate School; 3Institute of Biological Sciences
4National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (BIOTECH)
University of the Philippines Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines


Keywords: arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, bamboo biochar, cacao rhizosphere,
diazotrophic bacteria, plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria