Symbiotic relationship of am fungi with root of phyllanthus amarus in western ghats, of tamil nadu
- Arbuscular Mycorrhizal fungi, Phyllanthus amarus, Glomus fasciculatum, Gigospora margarita
The mutually association between a fungus and root of a higher plants are called as Mycorrhiza, when the fungal hyphae live on root surface is called Ectomycorrhiza and when penetrate the root and grows inside the root tissue is called Endomycorrhiza. The different type of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) were evaluated for the symbiotic relationship with Phyllanthus amarus in Western Ghats. Glomus fasciculatum, Gigospora margarita, etc., are isolated in the forest rhizosphere soil. In the presence of AMF in root tissues generally had greater plant height, biomass, stem diameter, number of leaves and phosphorus content where rich in amount compared to other plant species.