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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2016, Volume : 4, Issue : 6
First page : (1) Last page : (8)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2427

Mycorrhizal Fungi Status Associated with the Rhizosphere of Cytisus monspessulanus in the North West of Morocco

Taoufik Belechheb, Mohammed Bakkali, Amin Laglaoui and Abdelhay Arakrak*
Equipe de Recherche de Biotechnologies et Génie des Biomolécules (ERBGB), Université Abdelmalek Assaadi
Faculté des Sciences et Techniques de Tanger, Maroc
*Corresponding Author E-mail: arakrak_abdelhay@yahoo.fr
Received: 21.12.2016  |  Revised: 28.12.2016   |  Accepted: 31.12.2016  

The presence of mycorrhizal fungi in the rhizosphere of the shrub Cytisus monspessulanus has been studied in three sites in the province of Tangier, northwest of Morocco: R’milat, Boubana  and Sloukia. These sites contain large populations of Cytisus  monspessulanus.The number of mycorrhizal spores detected in soils collected in the field was relatively high with 3773 spores/100g of soil. Microscopic examination of Cytisus monspessulanus roots has revealed the presence of vesicular-arbuscular-mycorrhizal (VAM) in all samples. Mycorrhizal frequency (F) found in this study was a maximum percentage of 100%.The highest mycorrhizal intensity (M)was observed at  the site of Sloukia with 38.62% ,and arbuscular  intensity (A) reached 21% in the same site .But the provisional identification test species of  VAM, revealed the presence of six genera: Glomus, Acaulospora, Entrophospora, Paraglomus, Septoglomus, Rhizophagus.

Key words: Spore, Tangier, vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizae, Cytisusmonspessulanus, Glomus.

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Cite this article: Belechheb, T., Bakkali, M., Laglaoui, A. and Arakrak, A., Mycorrhizal Fungi Status Associated with the Rhizosphere of Cytisus  monspessulanus  in the North West of Morocco, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.4(6): 1-8 (2016). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2427