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Effect of AM fungus (Rhizophagus fasciculatus) in soiless cultivation of Basella rubra L.

 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: 15-01-2016,
Revised: 21-03-2016,
Accepted: 25-03-2016

Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi are obligate symboints, generally multiply in association of other living host plants. Therefore, its multiplication status in roots is extremely varied and different with different plants. A low-cost, low-maintenance system for soilless production of AM fungal spores and inoculum was developed and adopted for production of Basella rubra L. plants. An ideal soilless mixture should hold sufficient water for plant grown and simultaneously permit good aeration. Earthen pots have a porous texture with numerous air spaces into which the mycorrhizal propagules fit well. A greenhouse study was conducted under young seedlings conditions to study the responses of soilless grown Basella rubra L. plants. The seedlings raised in presence of AM fungi (Glomus leptonicum) with vermicompost and perlite significantly showed an increased in dry weight of shoot and root and phosphorus uptake in shoots over the control.

Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi, vermicompost, perlite, Basella rubra L., per cent root colonization, Rhizophagus fasciculatus L., Soilless cultivation.

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How to Cite this Article:

Chaitra B Negalur, Suresh B Gadi and HC Lakshman, 2016. Effect of AM fungus (Rhizophagus fasciculatus) insoiless cultivation of Basella rubra L. Science Research Reporter, 6(1):58-62.

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