Arbuscular mycorrhiza (AM), plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPRs) and root-knot nematode survive in the rhizosphere and perform the same niche. AM and PGPRs play positive role in roots while nematode oppose it. Nematode damages the root system, which reduces the nutrient uptake specially phosphorus (P) while AM help to uptake. PGPRs are another symbiotic micro-organism helpful to mycorrhizal survival and colonization. AM and PGPRs can defeat the soil borne diseases like root-knot disease which lead to increasing mycorrhizal colonization and nutrient uptake. On this basis current work emphasizes the effects on mycorrhizal colonization and P uptake in presence of PGPRs along with root-knot nematode infection in tomato plants.
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The authors wish to thanks all the members of Rhizosphere Biology Lab, CBSH, GBPUAT, Pantnagar who support, help and encourage the research works.
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Sharma, I.P., Sharma, A.K. Mycorrhizal colonization and phosphorus uptake in presence of PGPRs along with nematode infection. Symbiosis 77, 185–187 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13199-018-0576-x