Review Article | Volume 10, Supplement 1, March, 2022

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi as a potential biofertilizers for agricultural sustainability

Kumar Anand Gaurav Kumar Pandey Tanvir Kaur Olivia Pericak Collin Olson Rajinikanth Mohan Kriti Akansha Ashok Yadav Rubee Devi Divjot Kour Ashutosh Kumar Rai Manish Kumar Ajar Nath Yadav   

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Published:  May 10, 2022

DOI: 10.7324/JABB.2022.10s111

Globally, by 2050, agricultural food production will be increased to feed the growing population. To achieve the objective in sustainable manner, scientific chronicles have explores the mutualistic interaction between plant roots and rhizosphere microbiome. One of the interactions of plants roots was found with arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi (AMF), a rhizosphere microbiome. Biofertilization process by the mean of AMF has depicted as a beneficial alternative to chemical fertilization practices. It has been recognized for having several potential applications such as plant fertilization (phosphorus, nitrogen and other micronutrients), alleviation of biotic (protecting plants from pest and pathogens), and abiotic stresses (drought, salinity, heavy metals, low and high temperature). AMF sustainably increases the plant growth and production by establishing within the host root with the help of set of genes and fulfilling the needs of the host. At present, worldwide total 340 species of AMF has been found. In the present review, global diversity, molecular crosstalk in AMF symbiosis and their potential application in sustainable agriculture has been reviewed.

Keyword:     Arbuscular mycrorrhizal fungi Biodiversity Endomycrorrhiza Plant growth promotion Symbioisis Sustainable agriculture.


Anand K, Pandey GK, Kaur T, Pericak O, Olson C, Mohan R, Akansha K, Yadav A, Devi R, Kour D, Rai AK, Kumar M, Yadav AN. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi as a potential biofertilizers for agricultural sustainability. J App Biol Biotech.2022;10(Suppl 1):90-107.


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