Tracing of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) isolates inoculated into the field and evaluation of subsequent AMF community structure changes

Name: Tracing of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) isolates inoculated into the field and evaluation of subsequent AMF community structure changes
Researchers: Kolaříková (roz. Sýkorová) Zuzana (researcher)
Project Type: B - national grants (GA ČR, GA AVČR)
Realization from: 2010
Realization to: 2013
Summary: Since many years, the frequency of inoculations with arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi as a bio-fertilization tool for agriculture and horticulture is increasing, however, it was not possible to prove the efficiency of this treatment in terms of inoculum establishment so far. This project will be the first one to distinguish an inoculated AM fungal isolate from other isolates of the same species, which might be present in the field. A recently developed molecular marker – mitochondrial LSU rDNA will be used for this purpose. This inoculated isolate will be traced in the roots of plants and its survival and development in the field and thus the efficiency of the whole inoculation process will be evaluated. Further on, the AM fungal community structure changes, which occur after the introduction of a inoculated AM fungal strain, will be investigated on the between- as well as within-species level. These results will be completely new to science as well as to AM fungal inoculum producers.

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