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Issue 17 (4) 2018 pp. 53-60

Mosbah Mahdhi, Taieb Tounekti, Habib Khemira

Centre for Environmental Research and Studies, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia

OCCURRENCE OF ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZAL FUNGI AND NODULES IN THE ROOTS OF TWELVE LEGUME SPECIES IN SOUTH-WESTERN SAUDI ARABIA

Abstract:

The tripartite associations of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), rhizobia and legumes play a vital role in preserving and even restoring fertility of poor and eroded soils. The present study attempted to quantify relationship between legumes and symbiotic microorganisms (rhizobia and mycorrhizal fungi) by describing the mycorrhizal status and the occurrence of nodualtion of legumes growing in different areas of Jazan. The effect of legume species on soil microbial biomass was also investigated. Mycorrhizal and nodulation intensity varied greatly between legume species. The higher number of nodules (14 nodules per plant) and mycorrhization intensity (54%) were registered in root of Argyrolobium arabicum. Rhizosphere soils of all legume species harbored higher AMF fungal spores than bulk soils. Our results suggest also a significant effect of legumes species on soil microbial biomass. Thus, legume species investigated in this study are potentially useful for replanting and soil protection of most degraded regions of Saudi Arabia.

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Keywords: arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, rhizobia, legumes, soil microbial biomass, soil

DOI: 10.24326/asphc.2018.4.5

For citation:

MLA Mahdhi, Mosbah, et al. "OCCURRENCE OF ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZAL FUNGI AND NODULES IN THE ROOTS OF TWELVE LEGUME SPECIES IN SOUTH-WESTERN SAUDI ARABIA ." Acta Sci.Pol. Hortorum Cultus 17.4 (2018): 17. DOI: 10.24326/asphc.2018.4.5
APA Mahdhi, M., Tounekti, T., & Khemira, H. (2018). OCCURRENCE OF ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZAL FUNGI AND NODULES IN THE ROOTS OF TWELVE LEGUME SPECIES IN SOUTH-WESTERN SAUDI ARABIA . Acta Sci.Pol. Hortorum Cultus 17 (4), 17. DOI: 10.24326/asphc.2018.4.5
ISO 690 MAHDHI, Mosbah, TOUNEKTI, Taieb, KHEMIRA, Habib. OCCURRENCE OF ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZAL FUNGI AND NODULES IN THE ROOTS OF TWELVE LEGUME SPECIES IN SOUTH-WESTERN SAUDI ARABIA . Acta Sci.Pol. Hortorum Cultus, 2018, 17.4: 17. DOI: 10.24326/asphc.2018.4.5
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