Follow
International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences (IJCMAS)
IJCMAS is now DOI (CrossRef) registered Research Journal. The DOIs are assigned to all published IJCMAS Articles.
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2019 - IJCMAS--ICV 2019: 96.39 For more details click here
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) : NAAS Score: *5.38 (2020) [Effective from January 1, 2020]For more details click here

Login as a Reviewer

Indexed in



National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS)
NAAS Score: *5.38 (2020)
[Effective from January 1, 2020]
For more details click here

ICV 2019: 96.39
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2019 - IJCMAS--ICV 2019: 96.39
For more details click here

See Guidelines to Authors
Current Issues

Original Research Articles

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
Email : editorijcmas@gmail.com / submit@ijcmas.com
Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
NAAS RATING 2020: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(9): 1958-1966
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.909.246


Mycorrhizal Association: An Important Tool for the Management of Root Diseases
Mashoq Ahmad1, Baby Summuna1*, Sachin Gupta2 and P.A. Sheikh1
1SKUAST- Kashmir, India
2SKUAST- Jammu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Mycorrhizae is a symbiotic mutualistic relationship between special soil fungi and fine plant roots. Interaction of Mycorrhiza with plants, fungi and environment is obligatory and somewhat complex. Mycorrhiza fungi offer substantial benefits to associated plants like increase in mineral nutrient uptake, protection against soil borne pathogens, damage compensation etc (Ranganathswamy et al., 2019). Improvement of plant nutrition, compensation for pathogen damage, and competition for photosynthates or colonization/infection sites have been claimed to play a protective role by mycorrhizae (Aguilar and Barea, 1997). AMF colonization significantly increased shoot weight, root weight, and root surface area by 30%, 35%, and 22%, respectively, compared to the non-AMF treatment. Compared with non-AMF seedlings also mycorrhizal seedlings recorded notably higher root P, Ca, Mg, and Fe concentrations of 75%, 10%, 19%, 18%, respectively as compared to non- AMF seedlings (Lu et al., 2019).Glo­mus spp. individually or in combination with B. subtilis or T. viride significantly reduced root-rot disease of sesame and significantly increased shoot length, fresh weight of shoot system and number of pods per plant (Ziedan et al., 2011).


Keywords: Mycorrhiza, Symbiotic association, AMF
Download this article as Download

How to cite this article:

Mashoq Ahmad, Baby Summuna, Sachin Gupta and Sheikh, P.A. 2020. Mycorrhizal Association: An Important Tool for the Management of Root Diseases.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(9): 1958-1966. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.909.246