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M. Srinivasan K. Kumar K. Kumutha P. Marimuthu

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Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi are soil fungi distributed worldwide, forming symbiosis with most of the vascular plants for their growth and survival, which is used for sustainable agriculture and ecosystem management. This study investigated the establishment of monoxenic cultures of Glomus intraradices in association with transformed carrot hairy root. The G.intraradices spores were isolated from sugarcane rhizosphere by wet sieving and decanting technique and propagated in open pot culture. Transformation in to carrot hairy root was done using Agrobacterium rhizogenes. Surface sterilization of G.intraradices spores co-cultured with transformed carrot hairy root in Modified Strulla and Romand (MSR) medium was found the host root growth as well as for germination AM spores. After three months of incubation in dark condition, significant production of extensive hyphal growth on MSR medium and an average of 8500-9000 spores per petri dish was observed. The in vitro inoculum exhibited higher potential of root colonization due to numerous intraradices mycelium with extensive spore load. The produced monoxenic inoculum can be used in place of traditional system where it has a advantage of producing contaminant free propagulas. Thus the monoxenic culture system, a powerful tool, of AM sporulation, can be used for the mass production of monoxenic inoculum of AM fungi besides studying its biology.

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Keywords

Carrot hairy root induction, Glomus intraradices, Monoxenic inoculum, MSR medium, Sugarcane rhizosphere

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Srinivasan, M., Kumar, K., Kumutha, K., & Marimuthu, P. (2014). Establishing monoxenic culture of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Glomus intraradices through root organ culture. Journal of Applied and Natural Science, 6(1), 290–293. https://doi.org/10.31018/jans.v6i1.417
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