Title: Relative mycorrhizal dependency and mycorrhiza-nematode interaction in banana cultivars (Musa spp.) differing in nematode susceptibility
Authors: Elsen, Annemie ×
Baimey, H
Sweenen, R
De Waele, Dirk #
Issue Date: Oct-2003
Publisher: Kluwer academic publ
Series Title: Plant and soil vol:256 issue:2 pages:303-313
Abstract: Four Musa cultivars, differing in nematode susceptibility, were selected to study their relative mycorrhizal dependency and to study the interaction between the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus (AMF), Glomus mosseae, and two migratory endoparasitic nematodes, Radopholus similis and Pratylenchus coffeae. Mycorrhizationwith G. mosseae resulted in significantly better plant growth, even in the presence of R. similis and P. coffeae. No differences in relative mycorrhizal dependency (RMD) were observed among the four cultivars. G. mosseae suppressed nematode population build-up in Grande Naine and Pisang Jari Buaya. Only in the case of R. similis ( Indonesian population) in Pisang Jari Buaya, no significant suppression was observed. In the case of P. coffeae, the AMF reduced the damage in the roots, caused by the nematodes. For R. similis, no reduction of damage was observed. In all, except one experiment, the frequency of the mycorrhizal colonisation was negatively affected by the nematodes.
ISSN: 0032-079X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Division of Crop Biotechnics
× corresponding author
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