Screening mycorrhiza species for plant growth, P and Zn uptake in pepper seedling grown under greenhouse conditions

ORTAŞ İ. , Sari N. , Akpinar C. , Yetisir H.

SCIENTIA HORTICULTURAE, vol.128, no.2, pp.92-98, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 128 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.scienta.2010.12.014
  • Page Numbers: pp.92-98


We screened the mycorrhizal species for an inoculum protocol would green pepper seedling production and compensate for nutrient deficiency. Three greenhouse studies (on three successive years) were conducted under nursery conditions using five arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi and their mixture. The AM fungi, Glomus mosseae, G. clarum, G. caledonium, G. intra radices and G. etunicatum propagated on maize roots were used. The AM fungi were inoculated to seed stages and half of the seed stages inoculated plants were re-inoculated at the seedling stages. In Experiment I, plants were harvested once and in Experiments II and III, plants were harvested twice at different developmental stages.