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Wheat x Azotobacter x VA Mycorrhiza interactions towards plant nutrition and growth – a review.

Nitrogen-fixing and phosphate-mobilizing bacteria, as well as mycorrhizal fungi, can influence plant nutrition beneficialli and thus be used as biofertilizers in agriculture. This paper briefly reviews the role of wheat genotypes in the interaction of wheat with soil microorganisms like phosphate solubilizing and nitrogen fixing bacteria, spezifically Azotobacter sp., and with mycorrhizal fungi for the development od sustainable wheat crop production. The role of rhizosphere microorgansms and the mechanisms, factors affecting response of bioinoculants and the possibilities of breeding wheat genotypes responsive to these bioinoculants for sustainable wheat production in semi-arid tropics are discussed.



Behl, R.K.; Ruppel, S.; Kothe, E.; Narula, N. 2007. Wheat x Azotobacter x VA Mycorrhiza interactions towards plant nutrition and growth – a review. Journal of Applied Botany (81) 2, 95-109.