Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 2 No. 2

The role of MHB on Mycorrhiza Infected Arachis hypogaea L.

A.M. Ramachandran¹* and A. David Ravindran²

¹Department of Microbiology, Sourashtra College, Madurai-4, India. ²Professor,Department of Biology,Gandhigram University, Gandhigram, India.

Received on 27 June 2008 and accepted on 08 August 2008



The MHB concept is generic, It depends neither on the type of mycorrhizal symbiosis nor the on the taxonomy of the MHB strains. Synergetic interaction of mycorrhiza fungi and MHB leading to enhanced nodulation ,mineral uptake and plant growth have been studied .In this study ,the percentage of AM infection was correlated with chitin content of the Arachis hypogaea L. Plant root which was coinoculated with MHB and AMF.

Keywords : MHB, Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF), chitin, Arachis hypogaea, N2 fixation.