ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZAL FUNGI ASSOCIATED WITH SOME PLANTS OF ASTERACEAE IN BHADRA WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
Hemavani.C and B.Thippeswamy*
Department of P.G. Studies and Research in Microbiology, Bioscience complex, Kuvempu University, Jnana Sahyadri, Shankaraghatta-577 451, Shivamogga (Dist.). Karnataka. India
|Corresponding Author: B.Thippeswamy, E-mail: [email protected]|
|Received: 08 March 2013 Accepted: 28 March 2013|
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Ten herbaceous plants belonging to Asteraceae were investigated for AM fungal association in Bhadra Wildlife sanctuary. Ten species of AM fungi of the genus Glomus, Acaulospora and Archeospora were recorded. Among the genera, Glomus occurred most frequently. Percentage of root colonization and population of spores of AM fungi were recorded in different plants. The maximum number of AM fungal spore population and root colonization was found in Parthenium hysterophorus and Melampodium sp. The minimum number of spore population and percentage of colonization was found in Tridax procumbens. Host plant influences the AM fungal diversity.