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Effect of AM fungus (Rhizophagus fasciculatus) on three leguminous plants to improve chlorophyll and nutrients uptake

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

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

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Received: 01-01-2016,
Revised: 16-02-2016,
Accepted: 01-03-2016

A green house earthen pot experimental studies revealed the effect of AM fungus on three leguminous plants Cicer arietium L., Vigna ungiculata L., and Vigna radiata L. The inoculation of AM fungus significantly showed that the plants inoculated with AM fungi showed higher concentration of chlorophyll in leaves and macronutrient such as: Potassium (K) and micro nutrient such as; copper (Cu), Iron (Fe), Zinc (Zn) and Magnesium (Mg) content higher in shoots of AM fungus inoculated plants compared to the non-inoculated/control plants.

(AM) Arbuscular mycorrhizal Fungi, Iron, potassium, zinc, Leguminous crop plants, chlorophyll content.

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Chaitra B Negalur, Suresh B Gadi and H C Lakshman, 2016. Effect of AM fungus (Rhizophagus fasciculatus) on three leguminous plants to improve chlorophyll and nutrients uptake. Science Research Reporter, 6(1):44-49.

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