Mycobiology.  2017 Mar;45(1):20-24. 10.5941/MYCO.2017.45.1.20.

Effects of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Soil Conditions on Crop Plant Growth

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Biology Education, Korea National University of Education, Cheongju 28173, Korea.
  • 2Division of Basic Research, National Institute of Ecology, Seocheon 33657, Korea.

Abstract

We investigated the effects on various crops of inoculation with species of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) in soils from different sources and selected AMF species suitable for domestic environment-friendly farming. Effects on plants varied with the AMF species used. In carrot, Scutellospora heterogama, Acaulospora longula, and Funneliformis mosseae had a positive effect on growth of the host, whereas AMF had only weak effects on the growth of red pepper and leek. AMF inoculation had positive effects on the growth of carrot and sorghum. The results of this study indicate the nature of the relationship between soil, plants, and AMF; this study therefore has important implications for the future use of AMF in environment-friendly agriculture.

Keyword

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi; Environment-friendly agriculture; Organic farming; Soil

MeSH Terms

Agriculture
Capsicum
Daucus carota
Fungi*
Onions
Organic Agriculture
Plants*
Soil*
Sorghum
Soil
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