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Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Fruit Crop Production
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Mohandas, Sukhada
xiii+397p.,col. figs.,tabls.,pics., 25 cm
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Weight :  796 gms
Binding :  Hard Bound
Height :  25 cm
Width :  15 cm
Imprint :  Daya Publishing House
Year :  2016
 

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ISBN: 9789351246640
Status: In Stock 
Price: Rs 2495.00  

Utilization of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) in fruit crop improvement has been worked out extensively and found to be highly beneficial. In most of the fruit crops which are propagated through nursery AMF have been found to improve seedling production. India is the second largest producer of fruit crops in the world and hence there is a need to educate the grower on utilization of mycorrhizal technology.
The book provides an insight into the usage of mycorrhizal technology in different fruit crops in the world, its benefits in nutrient cycling/management and in biotic and abiotic stress management and the prospects of its application in nurseries and field crop. It provides information on how in horticulture practices it is important to select a functionally compatible host/fungus/substrate combination for the fruit crop-AMF symbiosis to be successful, and how an early establishment of the AMF status, after sowing or transplanting is a key factor to improve plant performance. AMF technology is most feasible for fruit crops which involve a transplant stage, where plants are produced in nursery beds, containers or by tissue culture which can be effectively inoculated at an early stage itself. The interactions between AMF and rhizobacteria could be further explored for getting maximum benefit in horticultural practices. Finally it deals with inoculum production techniques for the proper application of AM biotechnology in commercial horticultural plant production systems which needs to be addressed in a more professional way as AMF inocula are still commercially not available like other microbial cultures. Finally it deals with inoculum production techniques for the proper application of AM biotechnology in commercial horticultural plant production systems which needs to be addressed in a more professional way as AMF inocula are still commercially less available unlike other microbial cultures

Foreword v
Preface vii
Part I
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungal Diversity
1. Diversity of ArbuscularMycorrhizal Fungi in Fruit Cropping System 3
2. Glomeromycotean species diversity in Citrus spp., Vitis vinifera and 25
Part II
Crop Improvement by Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi
3. Improvement in Plant Growth and Nutrition in Tropical and Subtropical 49
4. Improvement in Plant Growth and Nutrition in Temperate 89
Part III
Improvement in Soil and Plant Nutrition
by Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi
5. Cycling of Macro and Micronutrients 107
6. Nutrient Dynamics in Fruit Crops 127
Part IV
Stress management by Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi
7. Management ofMoisture Stress 151
8. Management of Salt Stress 169
9. Management of Plant Pathogens 194
10. Phytoremediation and Heavy Metal(IOID) Toxicity Management 231
Part V
Interaction of Arbuscular Mycorrhiza with other benefi cial microbes
11. Arbuscular Mycorrhizal spore Associated Microbes and their Interaction Mycorrhiza 259
12. Benefi cial Soil Microbes and their interaction with Arbuscular Mycorrhiza 288
Part VI
AMF inoculum Production and Mycorrhization of Crop Plants
13. Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Inoculum Production and application 309
14. Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Micropropagation 340
15. Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Fruit Crop Seedling Production and Orchard Rejuvenation 365
Part VII
Molecular Approaches
16. Molecular Approaches in the Study of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis385

Dr. Sukhada Mohandas is an Emeritus Scientist of the Agriculture Research Service (ICAR) at Indian Institute of Horticultural Research,Bengaluru. She obtained her B.Sc (Hons), M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the Banaglore University, being a recipient of Gold Medal for obtaining Ist Rank in M.Sc. and Jawahar Lal Nehru Award (ICAR) for her doctoral thesis work. She has contributed extensively to the field of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal (AMF) research. In a research career spanning more than 40 years, she devoted more than 25 years to mycorrhizal studies on fruit crops, publishing several widely cited papers in international and national journals. She has received INSA young scientist award (1981), C.N.Patel Industrial Award (VASVIK foundation) (1993) and Panjabrao Deshmuk Outstanding Woman Agricultural Scientist Award (1998) for her research work.
Dr. P. Panneerselvam has done his graduation, post-graduation and doctoral degrees from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. He was a Gold medalist in Ph.D, ICAR-JRF fellow in Post Graduation and received Prof. Dr. S. Kannaiyan and Dr. Surendar award for being the best student in Ph.D. His first appointment was in Central Coffee Research Institute, Chikmagalur where he served up to 2007. He joined Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru in 2007 and now continues his service as Scientist (Sr. Scale). He has published thirty five research papers in both international/ national peer reviewed journals and has authored fifteen proceeding papers, one books and ten book chapters

   

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