Stimulatory Effects of Arsenic-Tolerant Soil Fungi on Plant Growth Promotion and Soil Properties

  title={Stimulatory Effects of Arsenic-Tolerant Soil Fungi on Plant Growth Promotion and Soil Properties},
  author={P. Srivastava and B. D. Shenoy and M. Gupta and Aradhana Vaish and Shivee Mannan and N. Singh and S. K. Tewari and R. D. Tripathi},
  journal={Microbes and Environments},
  pages={477 - 482}
  • P. Srivastava, B. D. Shenoy, +5 authors R. D. Tripathi
  • Published 2012
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Microbes and Environments
  • Fifteen fungi were obtained from arsenic-contaminated agricultural fields in West Bengal, India and examined for their arsenic tolerance and removal ability in our previous study. Of these, the four best arsenic-remediating isolates were tested for plant growth promotion effects on rice and pea in the present study. A greenhouse-based pot experiment was conducted using soil inocula of individual fungi. The results indicated a significant (P<0.05) increase in plant growth and improvement of soil… CONTINUE READING
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