Interaction of vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhiza with root-knot nematode in tomato

University of Agricultural Sciences Department of Agricultural Microbiology and Plant Pathology 560 065 Bangalore India
Plant and Soil (Impact Factor: 2.95). 01/1979; 51(3):397-403. DOI: 10.1007/BF02197786


The interaction between the VA mycorrhizal fungus,Glomus fasciculatus and the root-knot nematodes,Meloidogyne incognita andM. javanica, and their effects on the growth and phosphorus nutrition of tomato was studied in a red sandy loam soil of pH 6.0. Inoculation of tomato roots with root-knot nematodes enhanced infection and spore production byG. fasciculatus. Inoculation of tomato plants withG. fasciculatus significantly reduced the number and size of the root-knot galls produced byM. incognita andM. javanica. Inoculation withG. fasciculatus although improved plant growth and its total phosphorus content compared to the uninoculated plants, the difference were not statistically significant.

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    • "Among all the bioagents, T. viride as soil application recorded the lowest yield of 37.10% g / plant. Data recorded was correlated to the Akhtar et al. (2007); Anjos et al., (2010); Arumugam et al. (2010); Bagyaraj et al. (1979) and Ordookhani & Zare, (2011); Alguacil et al., (2011) documented that the colonization of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi was higher when applied as seed treatment on Prunus persica than soil application. Further they have also noticed that the decreasing population of nematode and ultimately increasing of yield. "
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    • "Nematophagous fungi with greatest biocontrol capacity include nematode-trapping fungi (e.g., Arthrobotrys irregularis) and fungi that parasitize eggs and females (e.g., Paecilomyces lilacinus) (Dong and Zhang, 2006). Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi of the genus Glomus have been shown to significantly reduce the severity of root galling and reproduction of root-knot nematode Melidogyne incognita resulting from inoculation with G. fasciculatum in tomato (Bagyaraj et al., 1979), with G. mosseae in banana (Jaizme-Vega et al., 1997), and with G. intraradices, G. mosseae or G. viscosum in olive planting stocks (Castillo et al., 2006). The actinomycete Streptomyces avermitilis and bacteria Burkholderia cepacia are also effective nematode antagonists, and in addition to the nemathophagous fungi mentioned earlier, have been patented as biocontrol agents and commercialized (Dong and Zhang, 2006). "

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    • "In addition, Li et al. (2006) have demonstrated that AM fungi induce resistance giving a defence response against rootknot nematode in grapevine roots that involves transcriptional control of VCH3 gene (Vitis Class III Chitinase) expression throughout the whole root system. Moreover, treatment with Glomus sp. is also reported to increase phenylalanine and serine in tomato roots (Suresh 1980); these amino acids have an inhibitory effect on nematodes (Reddy 1974). Pseudomonads may also improve plant growth by suppressing parasitic and non-parasitic root pathogens (Oostendrop and Sikora 1989) through the production of biologically active substances (Gamliel and Katan 1993) or the conversion of unavailable minerals and organic compounds into forms that are available to plants (Broadbent et al. 1977; Siddiqui and Mahmood, 1999). "
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