Influence of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and a root endophyte on the biomass and root morphology of selected strawberry cultivars under salt conditions.

Sinclair, G., Charest, C., Dalpé, Y., and Khanizadeh, S. (2013). "Influence of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and a root endophyte on the biomass and root morphology of selected strawberry cultivars under salt conditions.", Canadian Journal of Plant Science, 93(6), pp. 997-999. doi : 10.4141/CJPS2012-279  Access to full text

Abstract

The influence of four arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) (Glomus arenarium, G. caledonium, G. irregulare, and G. mosseae) and a root endophyte species (Piriformospora indica - Sebacinales) was investigated on four ‘‘day-neutral’’ strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa Duch.) cultivars (Albion, Charlotte, Mara des Bois, and Seascape) for their tolerance to salt stress. Fungal symbiosis tended to benefit strawberry plants in their tolerance to salinity, confirming the potential use of mycorrhizal biotechnology in horticulture in arid areas.

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