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Selection of efficient vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi for wetland rice — a preliminary screen

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Eighteen different VA mycorrhizal fungi were screened for their symbiotic responses with wet land rice cultivar Prakash (IET 2254) under pot culture. Of the 18 fungi, Acaulospora sp. (ICRISAT), Glomus fasciculatum (Riverside) and G. mosseae (Invermay) were found to be the best in improving plant height, tiller number, total biomass, panicle number, grain weight and plant P and Zn concentrations. Increases in grain yield caused by inoculation with Acaulospora sp. (ICRISAT), G. fasciculatum (Riverside) and G. mosseae (Invermay) were 62%, 59% and 35%, respectively.

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Secilia, J., Bagyaraj, D.J. Selection of efficient vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi for wetland rice — a preliminary screen. Mycorrhiza 4, 265–268 (1994).

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