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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:7, July, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(7): 988-998

Isolation Screening and Selection of Phosphate Solubilizing Fungi from Maize Rhizosphere
G. Amrutha*, V.P. Savalgi, K.S. Jagadeesh and N.S. Hebsur
Department of Agricultural Microbiology, College of Agriculture, Dharwad, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author

Laboratory experiments were conducted to isolate screen and select the efficient P-solubilizing fungal isolates from maize rhizosphere in the districts of Northern Karnataka. 21 P-solubilizing fungal isolates were obtained from the soil samples and were screened for phosphorus solubilizing ability on Pikovskaya’s agar and broth M-10(1) showed highest phosphorus solubilizing activity. Five efficient isolates were selected and assessed for other functional activities such as zinc and potassium solubilization, phytohormone production (IAA and GA3¬) and cellulolytic activity. All five isolates were able to solubilize zinc and produce phytohormones. Among the five isolates M-10(1) was highest in phytohormone production and DM-3(2) was the only isolate to produce cellulase enzyme.

Keywords: P-solubilization, Phytohormones, Cellulase, Pikovskaya’s agar

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Amrutha, G., V.P. Savalgi, K.S. Jagadeesh and Hebsur, N.S. 2018. Isolation Screening and Selection of Phosphate Solubilizing Fungi from Maize Rhizosphere.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(7): 988-998. doi:
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