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


Author: Gloria L. Tupas

Abstract

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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