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Chinese Journal of Tropical Crops ›› 2019, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (7): 1272-1277.DOI: 10.3969/j.issn.1000-2561.2019.07.004

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Effects of Different Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi Species on the Growth of Ginger

WANG Qian1,BAO Han2,3,ZHANG Jinlian1,4,*(),SONG Juan1,LIU Zengliang1,HUANG Jinghua2,3,CHEN Tingsu1,*()   

  1. 1. Microbiology Research Institute, Guangxi Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Nanning, Guangxi 530007, China
    2. College of Agriculture, Guangxi University, Nanning, Guangxi 530004, China
    3. Key Laboratory of Crop Cultivation and Tillage of Guangxi Universities, Nanning, Guangxi 530005, China
    4. School of Public Health, Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian 361102, China
  • Received:2018-10-10 Revised:2019-01-14 Online:2019-07-25 Published:2019-08-01
  • Contact: ZHANG Jinlian,CHEN Tingsu


An experiment was conducted to analyze the effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi on the growth of ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) under greenhouse conditions. Ginger plantlets were inoculated with 12 different AM species, and the agronomic characters, the rate of colonization, infection intensity and arbuscular abundance were analyzed in every 30 days after inoculation. The results showed the ginger plantlets inoculated with AM fungi grew better than the ones without AM fungi. The dominant strains of AM fungi were Acaulospora scrobiculata, Glomus reticulatum, Paraglomus occltum and Glomus mosseae according to the growth simulation and infection in roots. It suggests that the inoculation of the four dominant strains improved the growth, yield and quality, and further research is needed to develop dominant strains.

Key words: ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe), arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, agronomic characters, infection rate, dominant strains

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