PLANT CELL BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
 

PLANT CELL BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, ISSN No. : 0972-2025, Vol.: 18, Issue.: 7-8

Original Research Article

INFLUENCE OF Piriformospora indica ON THE GROWTH AND YIELD OF Solanum melongena L. UNDER GREENHOUSE CONDITIONS

 

SWETHA SESHAGIRI, AJIT VARMA AND PADMAVATHI TALLAPRAGADA*

Centre for Incubation, Innovation, Research and Consultancy (CIIRC), Jyothy Institute of Technology, Tataguni, Off Kanakapura Road, Bangalore 560082, India [SS].

Amity Institute of Herbal and Microbial Studies, Sector 125, Noida 201303, UP, India [AV].

Department of Microbiology, School of Sciences, Jain University, 9th Main, Jayanagar 3rd Block, Bangalore, India [PT].

Abstracts

The capability of Piriformospora indica as a plant growth promoting fungi on Solanum melongena  L. under greenhouse conditions is studied. The effect of phosphate on the growth of plant was studied by adding different concentrations of rock phosphate to potting mixture. The experiment was carried out in a randomized complete block design. Statistical analysis (ANOVA and Duncan Test) was performed and increase in the root length (1. 3 times), biomass (2.5 times), phosphatase activity (2.2 times) and accumulation of phosphate was observed with the treatment involving Piriformospora indica supplemented with 15 mgkg-1 of rock phosphate compared to untreated plants. The percent colonization was found to be 80% with inoculated plants. Piriformospora indica as a biofertilizer supplemented with 15mgkg-1 rock phosphate  was  found  to  be  the  best  for  the  growth  of  Solanum  melongena  L. under   greenhouse conditions.

Keywords :

Piriformospora indica; Solanum melongena L.; rock phosphate; greenhouse; yield.