Plant and Soil

, Volume 112, Issue 2, pp 293–295 | Cite as

Response of ricebean to single and combined inoculation with Rhizobium and Glomus in a P-deficient sterilized soil

  • Sarbjit Kaur
  • O. S. Singh
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Ricebean (Vigna umbellata (Thumb) Ohwi and Ohashi, cv. RBL-1) was inoculated withGlomus fasciculatum andRhizobium leguminosarum and grown on a sterilized sandy loam soil, deficient in plant avalable P. Dual inoculation caused a significantly greater increase in VAM colonization, N and P content of the host plant, nodulation, growth and yield of ricebean as compared to the inoculation with either of the endosynbiont. Response of ricebean to dual inoculation supported the phenomena of synergistic interaction and tripartite association between the Host-VAM fungus-Rhizobium system.

Key words

dual symbiosis nitrogen fixation ricebean seed legume 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sarbjit Kaur
    • 1
  • O. S. Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyPunjab Agricultural UniversityLudhianaIndia

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