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Vesicular Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi associated with the Medicinal plants of Mahadevpur Reserve Forests of Karimnagar East Division, Karimnagar District in Telangana State of India
Rajender Reddy. E1, Anitha Devi. U2, Balaraju. P3 Chandraiah. G4 Kanaka Rajesham. Ch2 and *Ugandhar. T5

1Regional Director Regional Coordination Centre Dr.AOU Karimnagar- 505001
2Department of Botany, Govt Degree & P.G.College for Women Karimnagar 505001
3Department of Botany, Govt. Degree & PG College Peddapally - 505 172
4Department of Botany, SKNR Govt. Arts & Science College Jagityal–505327
5Department of Botany, SRR Govt. Arts & Science College Karimnagar - 505001

Highly variable diversity index in arbuscular-mycorrhizal spore densities and their spatial distribution and soil chemical composition was detected. Forty medicinal plants in the natural habitat form association with large number of micro-organisms, one among them are Vesicular Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (VAM), which represent an important component in the soil microbial biomass and which regulate several essential processes at the plant-soil interface. They are known to regulate the richness of the plant community and thus change biological natural ecosystem of the biosphere. Overall, spore densities were low which is usual for arid lands. Cleared and stained roots displayed the presence of vesicles, resting spores, dichotomously branched arbuscules and extrametrical hyphae. The root colonization status of Arbuscular-Mycorrhiza was highly variable even in the rhizosphere of same plant, ranging from 46 to 72%. Arbuscular mycorrhizal root colonization and spore distribution patterns in plant rhizosphere seemed also to be affected by edaphic factors, especially salinity and available phosphorus content. It was concluded that the native Arbuscular mycorrhizae associated with T.chebula are highly diverse and may have role in the establishment of vegetation in harsh desert conditions through enhancing resource allocation and salinity tolerance.

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How to Cite this Article:
Rajender Reddy E, Anitha Devi U, Balaraju P, Chandraiah G, Kanaka Rajesham Ch and Ugandhar T, 2015. Vesicular Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi associated with the Medicinal plants of Mahadevpur Reserve Forests of Karimnagar East Division, Karimnagar District in Telangana State of India. Science Research Reporter, 5(1):14-19.

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