CoCultivation of P indica and Arabidopsis under Standardized Growth Conditions

Cuso4 Under Microscope

Co-cultivation of the two symbiotic partners P. indica promotes growth of Arabidopsis seedlings in nature, in the greenhouse and under sterile conditions in Petri dishes. A. thaliana seeds from wild-type, ecotype Columbia, EMS mutant lines Lehle, San Diego, USA or homozygote T-DNA insertion lines http www.arabidopsis.org portals mutants worldwide.jsp are surface-sterilized and placed on Petri dishes containing MS nutrient medium Murashige and Skoog 1962 . After cold treatment at 4 C for 48...

Mycorrhization and the Advantages of Piriformospora indica an Emerging Growth Booster

The beneficial role of arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi AMF is well documented. P. indica, which belongs to the Basidiomycota, is a newly described root endophyte Verma et al. 1998 with AMF-like characteristics Varma et al. 2001 . Moreover, in contrast to AMF which are obligate endosymbionts, P. indica has the added advantage of being able to grow in axenic cultures - it is cultivable in vitro Varma et al. 1999 . P. indica has growth- and yield-promoting effects on a broad range of plants, including...