Effect of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF) inoculum on vegetative growth of Allium Cepavar. Ascalonicum L.

Tan, Seng Yiap (2018) Effect of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF) inoculum on vegetative growth of Allium Cepavar. Ascalonicum L. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

An experiment was conducted to study the effect of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) inoculum on vegetative growth of Allium cepa var. ascalonicum L.. The experiment design used was completely randomized design (CRD). Data. was analysed by using one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and the differences between means was tested by using Duncan's Multiple Range test. For the first part of this study, the AMF inoculums were prepared by using host plants namely Eleusine indica L., Chloris barbata Sw., and Mimosa pudica L .. Zea mays L. used as a trap plant. Significant (p<0.05) differences in the percentage of AMF colonization (%) and soil phosphorus concentration (ppm) were observed in Z. mays. AMF inoculum of M. pudica was found to be the most responsive as it showed to have highest percentage of AMF colonization (87.5±7.1 %) and lowest soil phosphorus concentration (21,742±3,674 ppm). For the second part of this study, there were no significant differences in plant height, root length, number of leaves and number of tillers of Allium cepa var. ascalonicum L. were observed in all treatments during week 1 to week 4. A significant (p<0.05) difference in vegetative growth response of Allium cepavar. ascalonicum L. were observed in fresh weight (88.0± 8.1 g), dry weight (80.3±7.53 g), percentage of AMF colonization (88.2±5.8 %) and soil phosphorus concentration (22,697±3,585 ppm) in Allium cepa var. ascalonicum L. during week 4. It can be concluded that the 1.0 kg AMF inoculum treatment was more efficient than other treatments in increasing the dry weight of Allium cepa var. ascalonicum L..

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords: Host plants , fungi , vegetative growth
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Sustainable Agriculture
Depositing User: Noraini
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2019 09:22
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2019 09:22
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/24523

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