AM Fungal Status in Ketaka: Pandanus fascicularis From Coastal Region of Konkan, Maharahshtra

Vishal R. Kamble Vishal R. Kamble
2013 IOSR Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences  
Present paper deals with assessment of Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AM) associated with different populations of Pandanus fascicularis found in coastal region of Konkan Maharashtra. All samples of P. fascicularis roots were colonized by AM fungi. The mean percentage of root length colonization ranged from 39% to 74%. Amongst the thirteen AM fungal morphospecies Kuklospora colombiana was the most widely distributed species. Species richness of AM fungi ranged from 3 to 6. Based on spore density
more » ... ed on spore density and relative abundance, three species were dominant viz., Acaulospora bireticulata, A. scrobiculata, and K. colombiana. Details of AM fungal status in P. fascicularis are discussed in present paper.
doi:10.9790/3008-0560106 fatcat:nhouvh7gkrgg5d2oo2zjjyw75i