Bioscience Discovery, Volume 11, Number 1, Page Number 01-66, Month & Year: Jan. - 2020

Selection of suitable AM fungi to Brassica nigra (L.) W. D. J. Koch to improve biomass and seeds number

Channabasava A*3 Lakshman, H. C. 1 and K. P. Kolkar2

1Post graduate Department of studies in Botany, Karnatak University Dharwad- 580003, India.
2Department of studies in Botany, Karnatak College Dharwad- 580001, India
3Department of Botany, Sri Gavisiddeshwar Arts, Science and Commerce College, Koppal-583 231

Article Info



Received: 02-10-2019,
Revised: 09-12-2019,
Accepted: 12-12-2019

Greenhouse pot experiments were carried out to know the effect of four Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi. Gigaspora margarita, Scutellospora nigra, Glomus mosseae and Glomus macrocarpum. The results revealed variedly with different AM fungi, experimental pots were maintained in sterile soil. The mycorrhizal inoculation greatly influence on plant growth, root length, fresh and dry weight of shoot and root, the dependency of Brassica nigra plants to AM fungi and per cent root colonization and spore number was increased, after the inoculation of Glomus mosseae over the three other AM fungal strains. Thus Glomus mosseae the best microbial consortium for inoculating Brassica nigra seeds before sowing to get better seedling vigour and seed number.

Keywords: Brassica nigra (L.) W. D. J. Koch, Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi, Glomus mossae, biomass production, Per cent root colonization.

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Channabasava A, Lakshman H. C. and K. P. Kolkar,  2020. Selection of suitable AM fungi to Brassica nigra (L.) W. D. J. Koch to improve biomass and seeds number. Bioscience Discovery, 11(1):34-37.
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