Mycorrhiza- A Possible Adaptive Mechanism of Sweet Potato in Marginal Soils

Author: Gloria L. Tupas


Root samples of sweet potato were examined for possible microbial association. Examination of roots from relatively open marginal soils exhibited evidence of mycorrhizal infection particularly the vesicular-arbuscular type. The capability of sweet potato for mycorrhizal association could be one of its adaptations for growth and productivity in marginal soils.

Keywords : Sweet potato. Marginal conditions. Mycorrhiza association. Benefits.

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