I. Saini1, K. Yadav2
Botany, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra-136 119, India
Botany, Gandhi Memorial National College, Ambala Cantt-133 001, India
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Aim: The present study
aimed to investigate the effects of two dominant arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM)
fungi along with Trichoderma viride and Pseudomonas fluorescens
on the growth and vase life of Chrysanthemum indicum ('Garden Mum'-
Kathleen Dark Red).
Methodology: An experiment was
conducted to evaluate the effect of G. mosseae (G) and A. laevis (A)
along with T. viride (T) and Pseudomonas fluorescens (P)
on the growth and vase life of C. indicum L. under polyhouse
conditions. The experiment was laid in a randomized block design with five
Results: AM fungi along
with other bioinoculants showed maximum root colonization leading to increased
water absorption and various important nutrients, especially phosphorous,
thereby enhancing the growth and different biochemical attributes. For the
vase life experiment, bioinoculants treated plants showed better result with
minimum peroxidase activity, thereby delaying flower senescence.
Interpretation: AMF inoculation
should be recommended at nursery level as biofertilizers are cost effective
and also a substitute for chemical fertilizers.
Key words: Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, Growth parameters, Pseudomonas
fluorescens, Vase life
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