Abstract Title:

AM fungi and PGP pseudomonads increase flowering, fruit production, and vitamin content in strawberry grown at low nitrogen and phosphorus levels.

Abstract Source:

Mycorrhiza. 2015 Apr ;25(3):181-93. Epub 2014 Aug 30. PMID: 25169060

Abstract Author(s):

Elisa Bona, Guido Lingua, Paola Manassero, Simone Cantamessa, Francesco Marsano, Valeria Todeschini, Andrea Copetta, Giovanni D'Agostino, Nadia Massa, Lorena Avidano, Elisa Gamalero, Graziella Berta

Article Affiliation:

Elisa Bona


There is increasing interest in the quality of crops because of the implications concerning health, economic revenue, and food quality. Here we tested if inoculation with a mixture of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) and/or two strains of plant growth-promoting bacteria (PGPB), in conditions of reduced chemical inputs, affects the quality and yield of strawberry fruits. Fruit quality was measured by concentrations of soluble sugars, various organic acids, and two vitamins (ascorbic and folic acid). Co-inoculation with the AMF and each of the two PGPB resulted in increased flower and fruit production, larger fruit size, and higher concentrations of sugars and ascorbic and folic acid in comparison with fruits of uninoculated plants. These results provide further evidence that rhizospheric microorganisms affect fruit crop quality and show that they do so even under conditions of reduced chemical fertilization and can thus be exploited for sustainable agriculture.

Study Type : Plant Study

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