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Isolation and identification of desert habituated arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi newly reported from the Arabian Peninsula

Symanczik, Sarah and Blaszkowski, Janusz and Koegel, Sally and Boller, Thomas and Wiemken, Andres and Al-Yahya'ei, Mohamed N.. (2014) Isolation and identification of desert habituated arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi newly reported from the Arabian Peninsula. Journal of arid land, Vol. 6, H. 4. pp. 488-497.

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Abstract

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) are known to facilitate the growth and vigour of many plants, particularly in arid ecosystems. In a survey of AMF in a date palm plantation and two natural sites of a desert in Oman, we generated many single spore-derived cultures of AMF. We identified a number of these isolates based on spore morphotyping and molecular phylogenetic analysis using the sequence of the LSU-rDNA. Here, we presented the characteristics of four species of AMF recovered, namely Claroideoglomus drummondii, Diversispora aurantia, Diversispora spurca and Funneliformis africanum. The four species have been described previously, but for the Arabian Peninsula they are reported here for the first time. Our endeavor of isolation and characterization of some AMF habituated to arid sites of Arabia represents a first step towards application for environmental conservation and sustainable agriculture in this region.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Umweltwissenschaften > Botanik > Pflanzenphysiologie Pathogenabwehr (Boller)
05 Faculty of Science > Departement Umweltwissenschaften > Ehemalige Einheiten Umweltwissenschaften > Pflanzenphysiologie Zuckermetabolismus (Wiemken)
UniBasel Contributors:Boller, Thomas and Symanczik, Sarah and Koegel, Sally and Wiemken, Andres M. and Al-Yahya'ei, Mohamed
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Science Press
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