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Enhanced growth of multipurpose Calliandra (Calliandra calothyrsus) using arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi in Uganda.

Sebuliba E, Nyeko P, Majaliwa M, Eilu G, Kizza CL, Ekwamu A - ScientificWorldJournal (2012)

Bottom Line: All Calliandra inoculated seedlings showed improved seedling growth (in terms of height and shoot dry matter weight) compared to the control (P < 0.05) except with the arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi mixture treated Calliandra at 50 spores rate.Glomus sp. and Acaulospora sp. had significant influence on the height of Calliandra, while AMF mixture performed best in terms of shoot dry weight (P < 0.05).This study provides a good scope for commercially utilizing the efficient strains of arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi for beneficial effects in the primary establishment of slow growing seedlings ensuring better survival and improved growth.

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Affiliation: Department of Forestry, Biodiversity and Tourism, School of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Makerere University, P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda. esssey@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
This study was conducted to compare the effect of selected arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi genera and their application rates for enhanced Calliandra growth in Uganda. The performance of Calliandra under different types and rates of arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi inoculation was assessed in the greenhouse using sterilized Mabira soils. Four dominant genera were isolated from the rhizosphere of sorghum in the laboratory. Calliandra seeds were grown in pots and the seed coating method of application was used at concentrations of 0 spores, 30 spores and 50 spores. Each treatment was replicated three times. All Calliandra inoculated seedlings showed improved seedling growth (in terms of height and shoot dry matter weight) compared to the control (P < 0.05) except with the arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi mixture treated Calliandra at 50 spores rate. Glomus sp. and Acaulospora sp. had significant influence on the height of Calliandra, while AMF mixture performed best in terms of shoot dry weight (P < 0.05). This study provides a good scope for commercially utilizing the efficient strains of arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi for beneficial effects in the primary establishment of slow growing seedlings ensuring better survival and improved growth.

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Dry weight of Calliandra at eighteen weeks following inoculation with different mycorrhiza genera.
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fig3: Dry weight of Calliandra at eighteen weeks following inoculation with different mycorrhiza genera.

Mentions: The mixture of AMF isolates and at the 50 spores application rate gave the best results for dry weight of Calliandra (P < 0.05) (Figure 3).


Enhanced growth of multipurpose Calliandra (Calliandra calothyrsus) using arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi in Uganda.

Sebuliba E, Nyeko P, Majaliwa M, Eilu G, Kizza CL, Ekwamu A - ScientificWorldJournal (2012)

Dry weight of Calliandra at eighteen weeks following inoculation with different mycorrhiza genera.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3539343&req=5

fig3: Dry weight of Calliandra at eighteen weeks following inoculation with different mycorrhiza genera.
Mentions: The mixture of AMF isolates and at the 50 spores application rate gave the best results for dry weight of Calliandra (P < 0.05) (Figure 3).

Bottom Line: All Calliandra inoculated seedlings showed improved seedling growth (in terms of height and shoot dry matter weight) compared to the control (P < 0.05) except with the arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi mixture treated Calliandra at 50 spores rate.Glomus sp. and Acaulospora sp. had significant influence on the height of Calliandra, while AMF mixture performed best in terms of shoot dry weight (P < 0.05).This study provides a good scope for commercially utilizing the efficient strains of arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi for beneficial effects in the primary establishment of slow growing seedlings ensuring better survival and improved growth.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Forestry, Biodiversity and Tourism, School of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Makerere University, P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda. esssey@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
This study was conducted to compare the effect of selected arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi genera and their application rates for enhanced Calliandra growth in Uganda. The performance of Calliandra under different types and rates of arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi inoculation was assessed in the greenhouse using sterilized Mabira soils. Four dominant genera were isolated from the rhizosphere of sorghum in the laboratory. Calliandra seeds were grown in pots and the seed coating method of application was used at concentrations of 0 spores, 30 spores and 50 spores. Each treatment was replicated three times. All Calliandra inoculated seedlings showed improved seedling growth (in terms of height and shoot dry matter weight) compared to the control (P < 0.05) except with the arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi mixture treated Calliandra at 50 spores rate. Glomus sp. and Acaulospora sp. had significant influence on the height of Calliandra, while AMF mixture performed best in terms of shoot dry weight (P < 0.05). This study provides a good scope for commercially utilizing the efficient strains of arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi for beneficial effects in the primary establishment of slow growing seedlings ensuring better survival and improved growth.

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Related in: MedlinePlus