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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(11): 1348-1363
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.811.158


Evaluation of Native AMF Population for Drought Stress Ameliorating Potential in Finger Millet
Pallavi* and A.K. Sharma
Department of Biological Sciences, College of Basic Science and Humanities, Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, U.S Nagar-263145, Uttarakhand, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Finger millet is a very important crop because of its resilience against adverse climatic conditions. It is well adapted to higher elevations, drought tolerant, disease resistant and able to grow on marginal lands with poor soil fertility, which reflects in having highest productivity among millets. Also, it is a good source of protein, fat, and minerals. All these factors make it suitable especially among the segment of low- income group populations. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) are capable of reducing the adverse effects of drought on plants. Recently, there is a growing interest in the Finger millet-AMF symbiosis in relation to enhancing water uptake, growth, plant nutritional status and yield. However, to our knowledge, there is no study performed related to the application of native mycorrhizal population in improving drought tolerance of finger millet. Native mycorrhiza inoculation resulted enhanced biomass production compared to than non-mycorrhizal finger millet plants, irrespective of soil water status. In addition, AMF inoculation led to significantly higher nutrient and biochemical status of plants. Our results support the idea of exploiting native mycorrhizal population in improving the drought tolerance of finger millet plants.


Keywords: Water uptake, growth, Plant nutritional status, Protein, Fat, Minerals
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Pallavi and Sharma, A.K. 2019. Evaluation of Native AMF Population for Drought Stress Ameliorating Potential in Finger Millet.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(11): 1348-1363. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.811.158