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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:8, August, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(8): 51-57

Mycorrhizal Inoculation affects the Biochemical Composition of Echinacea
Asha Sharma1, Bandi Arpitha Shankar2* and Ishan Saini3
1Department of Agroforestry, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology,Pantnagar, Uttarakhand – 263145, India
2Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University, Tirupati- 517502, Andhra Pradesh, India
3Department of Botany, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra 136118, Haryana, India
*Corresponding author

Medicinal plants contain a wide variety of bioactive compounds. Echinacea (Asteraceae) is a North American native plant that is well-known for its use in the treatment of a wide variety of ailments. Medicinal herbs such as Echinacea have been used to treat a wide variety of diseases since ancient times. Here we studied the effect of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) inoculation on physiological and mycorrhization characteristics of Echinacea. The physiological and mycorrhization characteristics (Root essential oil, ABTS Antioxidant, Ferric-Reducing Antioxidant, Total phenolic, AM Spore No., AM Root Colonization) both are higher under mycorrhizal association than the control plants of different echinacea species. E. purpurea showed greater results than the E. angustifolia and E. pallida. Physiological and mycorrhizal traits were significantly higher under E. purpurea than the other species. E. purpurea showed higher AM Spore No., AM Root Colonization 231.30, 78.70% respectively. Lowest physiological and mycorrhization characteristics were found under E. pallida. The result of mycorrhizal association was very effective for plant growth and increased bio-physicochemical properties than the control plants.

Keywords: Echinacea, Heliantheae, Asteraceae, Echinacea angustifolia

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Asha Sharma, Bandi Arpitha Shankar and Ishan Saini. 2021. Mycorrhizal Inoculation affects the Biochemical Composition of Echinacea.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(8): 51-57. doi:
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