Phosphate solubilizing bacteria and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi associated with Hevea brasiliensis under plantations of Tripura, India

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Keywords: Hevea brasiliensis , Seasonal, Mycorrhizal colonization, Phosphate solubilization index, Bacterial population


The current investigation was focused to enumerate seasonal population of phosphate solubilizing bacteria (PSB) and to examine colonization of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi associated with rubber trees from the plantations of Tripura, India. The study also aims to identify AM fungi and characterize PSB from the rhizosphere of rubber trees. The results indicated that AM fungal colonization and PSB population were higher during monsoon and significantly lower in winter. Significant correlation was observed between populations of PSB and AM fungal colonization. Phosphate solubilization index of PSB isolates was significantly exhibited highest by Bacillus tequilensis. Twenty seven AM morphotypes and five isolates of PSB were identified. The higher number of species recovered from the genus having the order Glomus > Rhizophagus > Claroideoglomus =Sclerocystis > Acaulospora = Funneliformis > Ambispora = Diversispora = Dentiscutata = Gigaspora = Redekera = Septoglomus. The results indicated that the rubber plantations harbour robust composition of both the soil microflora.

                Hevea brasiliensis
              , Seasonal, Mycorrhizal colonization, Phosphate solubilization index, Bacterial population

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The authors are thankful to Head, Department of Botany, Tripura University for providing the laboratory facilities. KC is grateful to Department of Science and Technology, Government of India for the INSPIRE fellowship. The authors are thankful to Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH), Chandigarh, India for molecular identification of the bacterial isolates.

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Chakraborty Kripamoy
Microbiology Laboratory, Department of Botany, Tripura University, Agartala, India
Das Aparajita Roy
Mycology and Plant Pathology Laboratory, Department of Botany, Tripura University, Agartala, India

Saha Ajay Krishna
Mycology and Plant Pathology Laboratory, Department of Botany, Tripura University, Agartala, India

Das Panna
Microbiology Laboratory, Department of Botany, Tripura University, Agartala, India