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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:10, October, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(10): 916-929

Effect of Mycorrhizal Colonization on Nitrogen and Phosphorous Metabolism in Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) under Water Deficit Stress
Babita Rani1, Shashi Madan1, K.D. Sharma2, Pooja2, Mukesh Kumar Berwal1 and Ashwani Kumar3
1Department of Biochemistry
2Department of Botany and Plant Physiology,CCS HAU, Hisar – 125004, Haryana, India
3Centre of Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana, India
*Corresponding author

To examine the effect of Arbuscular Mycorrhiza fungi (AMF) (Glomumosseae) on nitrogen and phosphorous metabolism in two wheat varieties at jointing and heading stage under water deficit stress conditions. NPK content was more in leaves and roots of AMF inoculated plants. Activities of Nitrate reductase (NR), Nitrite reductase (NiR) and Glutamine synthetase (GS) decreased in leaves and roots under stress conditions. The higher activities of NR, NiR and GS in mycorrhizal plants could also be attributed to the positive effect of inoculation on N acquisition and assimilation in plants. Higher phosphatase activity in WH 1025 than in WH 1105 might help the plants by maintaining higher P acquisition under stress conditions. Hence, overall results suggest that mycorrhizal symbiosis plays a vital role in enhancing the activities of nitrogen and phosphorous metabolizing enzymes and increased the nutrient content that enables the host plant to sustain the water stress conditions.

Keywords: Mycorrhiza, Wheat, Water deficit, Nitrogen metabolism, Phosphorous metabolism.

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Babita Rani, Shashi Madan, K.D. Sharma, Pooja, Mukesh Kumar Berwal and Ashwani Kumar. 2017. Effect of Mycorrhizal Colonization on Nitrogen and Phosphorous Metabolism in Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) under Water Deficit Stress.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(10): 916-929. doi:
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