Mycorrhizal Association in Industrial Wastelands in Kota, Rajasthan, India

  • Poonam Jaiswal J.D.B. Govt. Girls College, Kota, Rajasthan, INDIA
  • Suresh Singh Rajpurohit J.D.B. Govt. Girls College, Kota, Rajasthan, INDIA
Keywords: Arbuscular vmycorrhizal fungi, wastelands, mycorrhizal association, spore density, Glomus


Mycorrhizal symbiosis occurs between arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and most of the vascular plants and is a highly evolved mutually beneficial relationship occurring within the rhizosphere of the vascular plants. The host plants are directly conferred benefits to the growth and development due to this symbiotic association. Their function ranges from stress alleviation to bioremediation in polluted soils besides their importance in the restoration of degraded wastelands. In this investigation colonization percentage and spore density of VAM fungi were studied in industrial waste dump sites and soil having natural vegetation. Industrial waste dump sites are characteristically dominated by Glomus. Mycorrhizal association and spore formation potential of AMF was significantly lowered in soil disturbed due to industrial waste dumping.


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Author Biography

Suresh Singh Rajpurohit, J.D.B. Govt. Girls College, Kota, Rajasthan, INDIA

Research Scholar, Department of Botany


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How to Cite
Poonam Jaiswal, & Suresh Singh Rajpurohit. (2021). Mycorrhizal Association in Industrial Wastelands in Kota, Rajasthan, India. International Journal for Research in Applied Sciences and Biotechnology, 8(3), 231-236.