Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science

Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Current impact factor: 0.55

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    ABSTRACT: In this work, we have compared the physiological responses of alfalfa plants inoculated with either Sinorhizobium meliloti strain S412 (Cu-tolerant) or S112 (Cu-sensitive) in the presence or absence of 0.5 mM of CuSO4. The addition of copper introduced a decrease of nodules number and their dry weight in both symbioses. The interaction established with the Cu-sensitive strain is more affected by copper than that with the tolerant one. In fact, plants inoculated with the sensitive strain revealed a decrease of shoot and roots dry weight larger than that found on plants inoculated with the tolerant strain. However, under copper supply, Medicago sativa with the Cu-tolerant strain did not show any significant changes in both shoot and root biomass production. Under copper excess, great levels of Cu were detected in different parts of the plant with the two symbioses and a great translocation of Cu to aerial parts was shown with the strain S412. Plants with S412 were able to accumulate large quantities of calcium (Ca) in their roots and nodules. While, Ca content decreased drastically in shoot at 0.5 mM of Cu treatment. Moreover, nodulation with S412 allowed plants to maintain high levels of magnesium (Mg) in all tissues and a high iron (Fe) levels in nodules. Results suggest that this symbiotic pair could be used in phytostabilisation of Cu-contaminated soils.
    Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science 04/2015; 61(12). DOI:10.1080/03650340.2015.1036043