Bioscience Discovery, Volume 10, Number 4, Page Number 156-164, Month & Year: Oct. - 2019

Positive effect of Am fungi and pgpr on growth Biomass yield of (sunflower) Helianthus annus Lsh1 var.

Kamble S. S. and H. C. Lakshman

Department of Botany, Shivaji University, Kolhapur– 416 004, (MS).
P.G. Department of Studies in Botany (Microbiology Laboratory)
Karnatak University, Dharwad – 580003, INDIA.

Article Info



Received: 15-07-2019,
Revised: 22-09-2019,
Accepted: 24-09-2019

Microbial inoculants on plant growth and biomass improvement have been well documented in recent days on majority of  crop  and trees.  In the present work the positive effect of AM Fungi such as; Rhizophagus fasciculatus, Glomus macrocarpum, Glomus bayagyarajii and Sclerocystis dussii with combinatiohn of PGPR Bacillus polymyxa have studied on Helianthus annus L. (sunflower) LSH1.Among the AM fungi Solerocystis dussii combined with Bacillus polymyxa had significancantly influenced on shoot length, root length, stemwidth, dry weights of shoots and roots, per cent root colonization, spore number, Chlorophyll content on leaves, number of seeds per plant, lipid content in seeds and proline accumulation in then roots compared non-inoculated (Control) plants.The second most effective AM Fungus is Rhizophagus fasciculatus with B. Polymyxa. The third most effective influenced AMF is Glomus macrocarpus with B. Polymyxa and the least influenmced AMF is Glomus bagyarajii  with B. Polymyxa.  However, there was favourable increase in all growth parameters over the non-inoculated (Control) plants.  Therefore,  it can concluded that there is synergistic interaction between two microbial inocualation lead to positively improved on Heliantus annus L.

AMF (arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi). Helianthus annus, percent colonization, spore number, Rhizophus fasciculatus, Glomus macrocorpus, Glomus baggarajii and Slerocystis dussii.

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Kamble SS and HC Lakshman, 2019. Positive effect of Am fungi and pgpr on growth Biomass yield of (sunflower) Helianthus annus Lsh1 var. Bioscience Discovery, 10(4):156-164.

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