Response of Some Medicinal Plants to Vesicular Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Inoculations

Authors

  • B. Karthikeyan 1Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Agriculture, Annamalai University
  • M. M. Joe Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Agriculture, Annamalai University
  • A. J. Cheruth Consultant of Gardens Sector Projects, Alain Municipality and Eastern Emirates, P.O Box 1419, Al-Ain, Abu Dhabi,

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jsr.v1i2.1675

Keywords:

Ocimum sanctum, Coleus forskholii, Cymbopogon flexosus, Catharanthus roseus, VAM fungi.

Abstract

An investigation has been made about the response of vesicular arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi of G. fasciculatum on some medicinal plants. Medicinal plants species selected for the study are Ocimum sanctum, Catharanthus roseus, Coleus forskholii and Cymbopogon flexuosus. The percentage of VAM association is 85 and the intensity of formation of vesicles and arbuscules  are 70% and 30%, respectively in VAM inoculated C. roseus plants. The total dry matter production (shoot and root dry wt), protein and total chlorophyll contents are seen to increase in VAM inoculated plants. The percentage of increase is more in C. roseus, followed by Cymbopogon flexosus when compared to control plants.

 

Keywords: Ocimum sanctum, Coleus forskholii, Cymbopogon flexosus, Catharanthus roseus, VAM fungi.


© 2009 JSR Publications. ISSN: 2070-0237 (Print); 2070-0245 (Online). All rights reserved.

DOI: 10.3329/jsr.v1i2.1675

 

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.
Abstract
989
PDF
2312

Author Biographies

B. Karthikeyan, 1Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Agriculture, Annamalai University

Lecturer

Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Agriculture, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar 608 002, Tamilnadu, India

M. M. Joe, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Agriculture, Annamalai University

Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Agriculture, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar 608 002, Tamilnadu, India

A. J. Cheruth, Consultant of Gardens Sector Projects, Alain Municipality and Eastern Emirates, P.O Box 1419, Al-Ain, Abu Dhabi,

1DMJM International (Cansult Maunsell/AECOM Ltd.), Consultant of Gardens Sector Projects, Alain Municipality and Eastern Emirates, P.O Box 1419, Al-Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Downloads

Published

2009-04-23

How to Cite

Karthikeyan, B., Joe, M. M., & Cheruth, A. J. (2009). Response of Some Medicinal Plants to Vesicular Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Inoculations. Journal of Scientific Research, 1(2), 381–386. https://doi.org/10.3329/jsr.v1i2.1675

Issue

Section

Section B: Chemical and Biological Sciences