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Interaction between Arbuscular Mycorrhiza and Rhizobacteria with Legumes : A Promising Strategy to Fight with Abiotic Stress

Shweta Singh1*, Sivalingam Anandhan and Rupesh Kumar Singh3

1Biosystems and Integrative Sciences Institute (BioISI), Plant Functional Biology Center, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal

2Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research, Pune, Maharashtra, India

3Chemistry Center (CQ-VR), Department of Agronomy, Villa Real, Portugal

Corresponding Author

Received Date: July 15, 2021;  Published Date: August 03, 2021


Symbiotic association of rhizobium with legumes plays a key role in biological nitrogen fixation while the arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) association with high plants can increase the availability of poorly mobile nutrients such as phosphorous. In legumes both the symbiots can inhabit and synergistically affect each other in various stress conditions such as drought and mineral deficiency. Understanding the impact of tripartite interaction between AM and rhizobacteria under different abiotic stress can be a powerful strategy to improve the soil condition and plant yield in sustainable way.

Keywords: Arbuscular mycorrhiza; Drought; Legumes; Rhizobium; Symbiosis; Tripartite interaction

Abbreviations:Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF); Biological nitrogen fixation (BNF); Nitrogen (N); Phosphorus (P)

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