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Effect of AM fungus and Rhizobium inoculation to improve plant growth and biomass yield, N and P uptake in Acacia nilotica l. (Wild)

Chaitra B. Negalur1, H.C Lakshman1 and Suresh B. Gadi2

1P.G Department and Studies in Botany and Microbiology Laboratory, Karnatak University, Dharwad- 580 003.
2Department of Botany, J.S.S. College, Vidyagiri, Dharwad -580 004, INDIA.

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Received: 15-01-2016,
Revised: 22-02-2016,
Accepted: 27-02-2016

Response of Acacia nilotica L. (Wild) to inoculation with Glomus macrocarpum and Rhizobium legiminosarum was significantly increased plant height, biomass yield, N and P uptake in roots and shoots. Rhizophagus fasciculatus inoculation alone showed moderate per cent colonization. Dual inoculated with AM fungus + Rhizobium plants showed a significant improved nodulation, Percent root colonization, biomass yield, nitrogen, phosphorous, compared to the plants those plants with single inoculation with either organism. However noninoculated (control) plants donot show significant improvement.

Acacia nilotica, Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi, Glomus macrocarpum, Rhizobium, biomass yield

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Chaitra B Negalur, H C Lakshman and Suresh B Gadi, 2016. Effect of AM fungus and Rhizobium inoculation to improve plant growth and biomass yield, N and P uptake in Acacia nilotica l. (Wild). Science Research Reporter, 6(1):22-27.

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