Indian Phytopathology

, Volume 71, Issue 2, pp 191–195 | Cite as

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi with reference to different cultivars of Sesamum indicum L.

  • C. Manoharachary
  • D. NagarajuEmail author


Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi are the symbiotic association with plant roots and support plant growth through increased nutrient transport besides offering many other benefits. In the present investigation the role of AM fungi has been worked out in relation to six cultivars of Sesamum indicum L. The data reports the association of six AM fungi, root colonization plant height and yield. Gowri cultivar has exhibited more colonization, plant height, yield, oil content and other factors. Quantitative data of AM fungi has also been presented along with soil-physico-chemical factors.


AM fungi Bio-fertilizer Colonization Plant growth Yield Sesamum indicum L. 



Prof. C. Manoharachary is thankful to NASI, Allahabad for awarding NASI Senior Scientist and Platinum Jubilee fellowship. Dr. D. Nagaraju is thankful to Commissioner of Collegiate Education, Telangana, Hyderabad, for encouragement.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mycology and Molecular Plant Pathology Laboratory, Department of BotanyOsmania UniversityHyderabadIndia
  2. 2.Department of BotanyGovernment Degree CollegeJayashankarIndia

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