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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 6
First page : (674) Last page : (685)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6063

Growth response and drought tolerance of Lens Culinaris inoculated with Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi

Neji Mahmoudi1,2*, Mosbah Mahdhi1,3, Raya Abdedaiem1, Khouloud Bessadok1 and
 Mohamed Mars1
1Unité de recherche: Biodiversité et Valorisation des Bio-ressources en Zones Arides (BVBZA), Faculté des Sciences de Gabès,  cité Erriadh Zrig 6072 Tunisie
2Faculté des sciences de Tunis, Université de Tunis
3Center for Environmental Research and Studies, Jazan University,
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Jazan-P.O. Box: 114
*Corresponding Author E-mail: neji.2012@yahoo.com
Received: 29.11.2017  |  Revised: 23.12.2017   |  Accepted: 26.12.2017  


The use of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF) as bio-fertilization technology in the agriculture, which would contribute effectively to improving plant productivity is being discovered in the recent research. The influence of inoculation with AMF on growth processes is difficult to evaluate, in part because it varies with the inoculated plant and used AMF species as well as with pedoclimatic conditions. Our work is conducted in a greenhouse at well-defined water stress regime of 25%, 50% and 75% of field capacity (CC), to evaluate the effects of inoculation with AMF on growth and tolerance of Lens culinaris to lack water. Native mycorrhizal strains from rhizospheric soils and exogenous strains “Glomus spp” were used in this experiment. The effects of AMF were evaluated after two months of culture. The highest colonization rates on roots of plants were registered at severe stress water. AMF inoculation increased clearly all growths parameters of mycorrhizal plant compared with those uninoculated. AMF was showed a significant effect on the tolerance of the young legume to the water stress. It is concluded that the indigenous showed positive effects on growth stimulation and resistant to water stress.

Key words:Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi, Lens Culinaris, Water stress, Inoculation

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Cite this article: Mahmoudi, N., Mahdhi, M., Abdedaiem, R., Bessadok, K., Mars ,M., Growth response and drought tolerance of Lens Culinaris inoculated with Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(6): 674-685 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6063