Effects of Arbuscular Mycorrhization on Fruit Quality in Industrialized Tomato Production

  title={Effects of Arbuscular Mycorrhization on Fruit Quality in Industrialized Tomato Production},
  author={Ramona Schubert and S. S. Werner and Hillary Allison Cirka and P. Roedel and Yudelsy Antonia Tandron Moya and Hans Peter Mock and Imke Hutter and Gotthard Kunze and Bettina Hause},
  journal={International Journal of Molecular Sciences},
Industrialized tomato production faces a decrease in flavors and nutritional value due to conventional breeding. Moreover, tomato production heavily relies on nitrogen and phosphate fertilization. Phosphate uptake and improvement of fruit quality by arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi are well-studied. We addressed the question of whether commercially used tomato cultivars grown in a hydroponic system can be mycorrhizal, leading to improved fruit quality. Tomato plants inoculated with Rhizophagus… Expand
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