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Journal Article
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Thiagarajan, T. R.; Ahmad, Mohammed, H.
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Biotechnology Centre
Article Title
Phosphatase activity and cytokinin content in cowpeas (Vigna unguiculata) inoculated with a vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus
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Biology and Fertility of Soils
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Date of Publication
1995
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17
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51-56
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Abstract
Examined the effect of a vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizal (VAM) fugus Glomus pallidum Hall on the phosphatase activity and cytokinin concentration in cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp] roots at successive stages of plant growth. Both acid and alkaline phosphatase activity were significantly (P=0.05) higher in mycorrhizal than in non-mycorrhizal roots 30 days after inoculation. Similarly, the cytokinin content was significantly increased in mycorrhizal roots compared to non-mycorrhizal roots. Study suggests that these biochemical changes may improve the growth of mycorrhizal cowpea plants.....
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