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

O.M. Scholten, G. Galvan-Vivero, K. Burger-Meijer, J. Baar, C. Kik

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    EventJoint Organic Congress, theme 6; Plant Breeding and Seed Production, Odense, Denmark -
    Duration: 30 May 200631 May 2006

    Conference

    ConferenceJoint Organic Congress, theme 6; Plant Breeding and Seed Production, Odense, Denmark
    Period30/05/0631/05/06

    Keywords

    • plant breeding
    • mycorrhizal fungi
    • allium cepa
    • molecular breeding

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