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Use of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi for Vegetable Crops

Version 1 : Received: 13 October 2021 / Approved: 13 October 2021 / Online: 13 October 2021 (10:30:06 CEST)

How to cite: Shankar, A. Use of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi for Vegetable Crops. Preprints 2021, 2021100194. Shankar, A. Use of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi for Vegetable Crops. Preprints 2021, 2021100194.


AMF (Arbuscular Mychorhizal Fungi) are very well known due to their importance in promoting growth and developments of plants especially vegetables. These fungi can be grown easily, stored and multiplied with simple means, also the application of these fungi is generally on the layer of the soil or near the roots in the inner layers of the soils. The growth of the amf fungi is very easy and they are highly adjustable to any soil and environmental conditions. In this review our main focus is on the use of amf for production of vegetables and also the effect of amf against insects and pests. The amf is known to reduce several symptoms caused by different insect pests and also plant diseases thereby promoting healthy growth of the plants. Also use of this amf will increase the uptake of nutrient from the soils through symbiotic relationships between plants and fungi. The uptake of important minerals which are drawn from deeper layers of soils is observed with the help pf amf. This study reveals the benefits of the use of amf under severe disease and pest incidences thereby known as an alternate for harmful chemical pesticides and fungicides.


AMF; Vegetable production; plant pests; plant diseases


Biology and Life Sciences, Immunology and Microbiology

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