African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5233

Full Length Research Paper

Chlorophyll a fluorescence determines the drought resistance capabilities in two varieties of mycorrhized and non-mycorrhized Glycine max Linn

Rathod D. P.1, Brestic M.2,3 and Shao H. B.2,3,4*
  1Department of Biotechnology, SGB Amravati University, Amravati – 444 602, Maharashtra State, India. 2Department of Plant Physiology, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Nitra, Slovak Republic. 3The CAS/Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Coastal Environmental Processes, Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yantai 264003, China. 4Institute of Life Sciences, Qingdao University of Science and Technology, Qingdao 266042, China
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  •  Accepted: 01 September 2011
  •  Published: 30 October 2011



Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, namely, Glomus mosseae and Glomus intraradices, and an endophyte, Piriformospora indica was used to assess the growth of two varieties (JS 335 and TAMS 98-21) of soybean (Glycine max L.) subjected to drought stress. Chlorophyll a fluorescence was measured by Handy PEA (plant efficiency analyzer) and analyzed by Biolyzer programme. The JIP-test (Chlorophyll a fluorescence rise at J I and P steps) was applied to evaluate in vivo vitality based on in vivo biospectroscopy, which supplied images, spectra and kinetics.We report that in JS-335 variety of soybean, G. intraradices induced the highest drought resistance followed by G. mosseae and P. indica, whereas in TAMS 98-21 variety, G. mosseae induced highest drought resistance followed by G. intraradices and P. indica.


Key words: Glomus mosseae, Glomus intraradices, Piriformospora indica, Glycine max L., arbuscular mycorrhizal.