Biolife, Volume 3, Issue 3, 2015

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The aim of this work is to study the effect of a composite endomycorrhizal inoculum on growth of Eucalyptus plants (E.
gomphocephala) in the nurseries conditions. Analysis of the results, four months after inoculation, revealed that all roots were
mycorrhizal and different structures characterizing arbuscular endomycorrhizal fungi were observed. The mycorrhizal frequency
and intensity of Eucalyptus roots are 90 and 25% respectively. This roots endomycorrhization was accompanied by a significant
improvement on growth parameters of mycorrhized Eucalyptus plants compared to the control, these are respectively, plant height
90.31/75.13 cm, root height 57/30.37cm, leaves number 106.75/79.12 leaves per plant, stem diameter 0,61/0.32 cm,  average
number of branch 11.62/6.5 and the fresh weight of the root and vegetative part of mycorrhizal plants are more important
compared to the control. The fresh weight gain was, on average, 17.54g in the stems and of 24.37g in the roots. The number of
spores in the rhizosphere of the inoculated plants is about 180 spores/100g of soil; the identification of these spores has allowed
to note the presence of 33 species, divided into 8 genera: Glomus, Acaulospora, Scutellospora, Pacispora, Gigaspora, Redeckera,
Rhizophagus and Entrophospora. The importance of Eucalyptus plants endomycorrhization compared to the ectomycorrhization
was also discussed in this study.

Keywords: Eucalyptus , Endomycorrhizae, AMF,  mycorrhization

Published online 3 July, 2015
© 2015 Published by Global Science Publishing Group, USA

How to Cite this Article:

Anasse NOUNSI, Ali OUTCOUMIT,  Zouheir TALBI, Jihane TOUATI, Fatima AIT AGUIL, Abdelaziz El ASRI,  Amina
OUAZZANI TOUHAMI, Rachid BENKIRANE et Allal DOUIRA. (2015 ). Effect of endomycorrhizal inoculation on growth of
Eucalyptus plants. Biolife, 3(3), pp 583-594. doi:10.17812/blj.2015.332 <>

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Effect of endomycorrhizal inoculation on the growth of Eucalyptus plants

Anasse NOUNSI1, Ali OUTCOUMIT2,  Zouheir TALBI3, Jihane TOUATI4, Fatima AIT AGUIL5, Abdelaziz El ASRI6,  Amina OUAZZANI TOUHAMI7, Rachid BENKIRANE8 et Allal DOUIRA9

1-9Laboratoire de Botanique, Biotechnologie et de Protection des Plantes, UFR de Mycologie, Département de Biologie, Faculté des Sciences, BP. 133, Université Ibn Tofail, Kénitra, Maroc

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