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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): 2853-2857

Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Glomalin - Super Glue
M. Gomathy1, K.G. Sabarinathan1, T. Sivasankari Devi2 and P. Pandiyarajan3
1Agricultural College and Research Institute, Killikulam, Tuticorin District, India
2Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai, India
3Anbil Dharmalingam Agricultural College and Research Institute, Trichy, India
*Corresponding author

Glomalin is a glycoprotein copiously present in the hyphae of AM fungi. It acts like a super glue which aggregates the soil and reduces the soil erosion. It is doing a great role in sequestration of carbon. It also sequesters heavy metals through various mechanisms. Glomalin persists in the soil for a very long time and tolerates higher temperature. It is highly recalcitrant in nature which makes them difficult to analyze biochemically. Further research is needed in this area, to tap much informations regarding the glycoprotein glomalin.

Keywords: Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AM fungi), Glomalin

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Gomathy, M., K.G. Sabarinathan, T. Sivasankari Devi and Pandiyarajan, P. 2018. Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Glomalin - Super Glue.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(7): 2853-2857. doi:
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