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Occurrence of Vesicular Arbuscular Mycorrhizas (VAM) in Medicinal Plants of Marathwada Region of Maharashtra, India

U. N. Bhale

Journal Title:Journal of Chemical, Biological and physical sciences

An investigation has been made about the vesicular arbuscular mycorrhizal (VAM) fungi colonization on some medicinal plants. Ten medicinal plants belonging to different families growing in various part of Marathwada region in Maharashtra, India were studied for their AM association. The maximum percent of root colonization was found in Eucalyptus globulous (96%) and minimum in Glossocardia bosvallea (8%). Hyphal colonization was found in all tested plants while vesicles were found in Tribulis terrestris, Commiphora whitti , Adathoda zeylanica, Eucalyptus globulous,Calotropis procera and Hygrophila schulli. Hundred grams of soil showed an average of 349 spores in Hygrophila schulli which was maximum while minimum in Commiphora whitti (30).Twenty two AM fungal species were reported from rhizosphere soil. Glomus is the most dominant AM fungus followed by Acaulospora,Gigaspora, Sclerocystis and Entrophospora.