Plant and Soil

, 122:111 | Cite as

Vesicular arbuscular mycorrhiza (VAM) in pioneer salt marsh plants of the Ganges river delta in West Bengal (India)

  • A. Sengupta
  • S. Chaudhuri


VA mycorrhizal colonization of four species of pioneer salt marsh plants including two species of chenopodiaceae at the terminal Gangetic delta in India, is reported. Five common species of VAM fungi were recorded from rhizosphere soils of the plant species. Population of spores of VAM fungi and effective inoculum potential of these fungi in rhizosphere soils as determined by the MPN-method were rather low.

Key words

halophytes salt marsh plants VA-mycorrhiza 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Sengupta
    • 1
  • S. Chaudhuri
    • 1
  1. 1.Eco-Development of Ganga Basin Projects, Department of Plant PathologyKalyaniIndia

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