Evaluate the association of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in some medicinal plants grown in noyal river bed, tiruppur district, tamil nadu
- Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), Polluted soils, AMF root colonization, Glomus fistulosum
To evaluate the rhizosphere soils and ten medicinal herbs polluted soils were tested for the association of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and determined the impact of the physico chemical factors in relation to the quantitative and qualitative assessment of AM fungi in polluted soils. Forty species of AMF belonging to five genera such as Glomus, Acaulospora, Gigaspora, Sclerocystis and Scutellospora were recorded and identified. Glomus fistulosum was noticed as the moist dominant in the polluted. In the non-polluted soils,all the plant species were colonized with AM fungi. Where as in polluted soils, eight herb species only were colonized and the percentage of root colonization was less.