BENEFICIAL ASPECTS OF ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZAL FUNGI
Sammeta V. Lakshmi Prasanna, SK. Gousia and J. Naveena Lavanya Latha*
Substantial metal contamination of soil is a huge ecological issue and has its negative effect on human health and agriculture. Rhizosphere, as a vital interface of soil and plant, assumes a critical part in phytoremediation of defiled soil by heavy metals, in which, microbial populaces are known to influence substantial heavy metal versatility and accessibility to the plant through arrival of chelating operators, fermentation, phosphate solubilization and redox changes, and consequently, can possibly improve phytoremediation processed. The comibined association of mycorrhizal fungi and Rhizobium, with legume plants, as a symbiotic association, increased the beneficial aspects comparatively more than their single associations with the host plants. This review focuses on all beneficial aspects of AM fungi, regarding plant growth.
Keywords: AM fungi, rhizobium, glomus messae, phytoremediation, symbiosis.
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