Influence of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on bio-mass yield and biochemical in Coleus aromaticus benth

Abstract The coleus belongs to the Lamiaceae family of plants, often called the mint family of herbs. The coleus is indigenous to the plains of India and was traditionally used in folk medicine. The effect of inoculation of AM fungi on growth performance of coleus was evaluated for their symbiotic response in field condition. Two AM fungi, Glomus fasiculatum (Gf) and Gigaspora margirata (Gm) and mixed (Gf and Gm) were used as inoculums. The results show, number of leaves, Dry weight of total biomass and chlorophyll, protein, carbohydrate and total sugar in mixed (Gf and Gm) inoculated plants increased when compared to other inoculated plants and control. The results of present study indicated that mixed (Gf and Gm) AM fungi can be considered as good growth promoter for better biomass yield and Biochemical in Coleus aromaticus Benth.

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