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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(4): 2766-2781
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.604.320


Species Diversity of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal (AM) Fungi in Dalli-Rajhara Iron Mine Overburden Dump of Chhattisgarh (Central India)
Poonam Verma* and R.K. Verma
Forest Pathology Division, Tropical Forest Research Institute, Jabalpur – 482 021,
Madhya Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

We investigated the diversity of AM fungi in Dalli-Rajhara (Chhattisgarh, India) mine overburden (OB) dump and compares with natural forest soils of adjoining areas. Soil samples were collected from rhizosphere region of planted and naturally growing tree species in mine OB dump. AM spore was isolated by wet sieving and decanting and sucrose floatation method, spore density (per 100g dry soil) was calculated. On the basis of morphological character isolated AM fungi of 9 families and 10 genera were identified namely, Ambisporaceae (Ambispora), Archaeosporaceae (Archaeospora), Acaulosporaceae (Acaulospora), Diversisporaceae (Diversispora), Entrophosporaceae (Entrophospora), Gigasporaceae (Gigaspora, Scutellospora), Pacisporaceae (Pacispora), Glomeraceae (Glomus) and Paraglomaceae (Paraglomus). Total 71 species were identified among them Glomus spp. was found to be the most taxonomically diverse with 18 to 29 species followed by Acaulospora spp. (10-16 species).


Keywords: Degraded land, Glomeromycota, Occurrence, Restoration ecology, Revegetation strategies, Relative spore density.
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Poonam Verma and R.K. Verma. 2017. Species Diversity of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal (AM) Fungi in Dalli-Rajhara Iron Mine Overburden Dump of Chhattisgarh (Central India).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(4): 2766-2781. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.604.320