Journal of
Microbiology and Antimicrobials

  • Abbreviation: J. Microbiol. Antimicrob.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2308
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMA
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 166

Short Communication

Investigation of symbiosis between VAM fungi and root of Patchouli (Pogostemum cablin Bent.)

A. Misra* and M. L. Gupta
Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow-226015, India
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 30 July 2010
  •  Published: 30 August 2010


Patchouli (Pogostemum cablin Bent.) is a highly valued aromatic plant. Vesicular-arbascular mycorrhizal (VAM) fungi were obtained from the roots of Pogostemon cablin. The presence of VAM improved seedling growth by facilitating the nutrient uptake of P and Zn in the P and Zn depleted soils of the controlled region of Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants farm. VAM fungi were identified as Glomus fasciculatum. Application of G. fasiculatum can be successfully used for plantation of Pogostemon cablin, and its sustainability on an entisol degraded soils.


Key words: Patchouli, VAM, Zn, Ca, and micronutrients.