Comparative analyses of Turkey agricultural soils: Potential communities of indigenous and exotic mycorrhiza species' effect on maize (Zea mays L.) growth and nutrient uptakes


Ortas I.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SOIL BIOLOGY, vol.69, pp.79-87, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 69
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ejsobi.2015.05.006
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SOIL BIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.79-87

Abstract

The objective of this study was to examine the mycorrhizal spore abundance and identity in three soils from three ecological sites, and also to determine the effect of indigenous and "exotic" mycorrhiza strains on maize (Zea mays L.) plant growth and phosphorus (P) and zinc (Zn) uptake in three agricultural soils. Soil samples were collected from three great agricultural areas with a large expanse of soil series such as Sultanonu, Hart-an and Menzilat from Central Anatolia (CA), Coast of the Mediterranean (CM) and Southeastern Anatolia (SA) areas of Turkey, respectively.