Volume : IX, Issue : VIII, August - 2020

Study of Mycorrhizal Association in Some Selected Medicinal Plants of Purulia, West Bengal.

Dipayan Dey, Sudeshna Mukherjee

Abstract :

Mycorrhizal fungi display symbiotic association with plants from ancient life. Over 90% of modern day plants show this symbiotic association. As mycorrhizal fungi have remarkable capacity in phosphate solubilization, it serves a potential partner for plants to colonize in phosphate limited soil. This study mainly focused on the recording of percentage of root colonization and diversity of mycorrhizal association in ten selected plant species of different families from medicinal plants garden of Sidho Kanho Birsha University, Purulia. Root samples of selected plants were subjected to acid maceration and followed by staining overnight with trypan blue. Seven of them have shown positive result whereas the other three have no trace of fungal colonization. Among seven mycorrhizal plants two have shown only arbuscules; four exhibited only vesicles whereas Hibiscus sabdariffa L. have shown only fungal hyphae. Our study hopefully become a starting point for VAM research in medicinal plant life. Extensive research on this field is needed for a better tomorrow.

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STUDY OF MYCORRHIZAL ASSOCIATION IN SOME SELECTED MEDICINAL PLANTS OF PURULIA, WEST BENGAL., Dipayan Dey, Sudeshna Mukherjee PARIPEX-INDIAN JOURNAL OF RESEARCH : Volume-9 | Issue-8 | August-2020


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