Host–pathogen interaction of maize (Zea mays L.) and Aspergillus niger as influenced by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (Glomus deserticola)
  • 【DOI】

    10.1080/03650340.2014.902533

  • 【摘要】

    This study was carried out to investigate the interaction of maize and Aspergillus niger as influenced by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF). Three quality protein maize (QPM) genotypes (ILE1-OB, ART-... 展开>>This study was carried out to investigate the interaction of maize and Aspergillus niger as influenced by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF). Three quality protein maize (QPM) genotypes (ILE1-OB, ART-98-SW5-OB and ART-98-SW6-OB) and two market accessions (Ilishan and Shagamu) were evaluated in a pot experiment conducted under natural environment conditions at the Research and Teaching Farm of Babcock University, Ogun State, Nigeria. AMF (Glomus deserticola) in mixtures of soil and root fragments was inoculated at the rate of 15?g per plant, while maize was artificially infected with A. niger (15 cfu ml?1) in each designated pots. The coefficient of emergence (COV), percentage emergence (% E) and disease severity were determined using standard methods. Generally, plants treated with AMF only produced the highest cumulative cob yield (18?g), followed by plants treated with AMF and A. niger (15?g) and then control (12?g), while the least was recorded for only A. niger-treated plants (4?g). 收起<<

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  • 【刊期】

    Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science 2014年11期

  • 【语种】

    eng