Isolation and Characterization of the Roots and Soil Endomycorrhizae of Hedysarum pallidum Desf. in the Northeast of Morocco

  • Rachid M’saouar
  • Mohammed Bakkali
  • Amin Laglaoui
  • Abdelhay Arakrak
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This study aims to describe the endomycorrhizal status of Hedysarum pallidum Desf. in the northeast of Morocco. A detailed description of the mycorrhizal associations in this species soil and roots is reported for the first time in this study. To achieve this goal, some tests were run on soil and root sample collected from the rhizosphere of Hedysarum pallidum Desf. The microscopic examination of the roots revealed the presence of typical endomycorrhizal structures. The mycorrhizal frequency was greater than 98%, the mycorrhizal intensity was high (50.9%), and the arbuscular intensity reached 34.76%. The spore number of the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) isolated from the soil was 1200 spores/100 g of soil. These spores presented three AMF genera: Glomus, Scutellospora, and Septoglomus. The diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi present in the rhizosphere can be selected and used in improving the production of vigorous plants.


Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi Diversity Hedysarum pallidum Desf. Morocco 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rachid M’saouar
    • 1
  • Mohammed Bakkali
    • 1
  • Amin Laglaoui
    • 1
  • Abdelhay Arakrak
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Team of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Engineering (ERBGB) Faculty of Sciences and TechniquesTangierMorocco

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