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Effect of arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi on growth and development of onion and wild relatives

Scholten, Dr. Olga E.; Galvan-Vivero, Guillermo; Burger-Meijer, Karin; Baar, Dr. Jacqueline and Kik, Dr. Chris (2006) Effect of arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi on growth and development of onion and wild relatives. Poster at: Joint Organic Congress, Odense, Denmark, May 30-31, 2006.

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Summary

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi play an important role in the uptake of nutrients and water from soil. Onions, Allium cepa L., are plants with a shallow root system. As a result, onion plants need a lot of fertiziler for their growth. Furthermore, onion plants are sensitive to drought. The aim of the current research project is to study the beneficial effect of mycorrhizal fungi on the growth and development of Allium species and to determine whether it is possible to improve onions for mycorrhizal responsiveness by means of breeding.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
Research affiliation: Netherlands > Wageningen University and Research Centre WUR > Plant Research International PRI
International Conferences > 2006: Joint Organic Congress > Theme 6: Plant breeding and seed production
Deposited By: Scholten, Dr. Olga E.
ID Code:7560
Deposited On:09 May 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:32
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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