Enhancement of Nitraria retusa Growth by Rhizospheric Microbial Inoculum

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/556557
Title:
Enhancement of Nitraria retusa Growth by Rhizospheric Microbial Inoculum
Author:
Baroon, Z.; Yateem, A.; Al-Surrayai, T.
Affiliation:
Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Biotechnology Department
Publisher:
University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Journal:
Desert Plants
Rights:
Copyright © Arizona Board of Regents. The University of Arizona.
Collection Information:
Desert Plants is published by The University of Arizona for the Boyce Thompson Southwestern Arboretum. For more information about this unique botanical journal, please email the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Publications Office at pubs@cals.arizona.edu.
Issue Date:
Jun-2009
Abstract:
Native desert vegetation in Kuwait has been severely depleted due to both natural and anthropogenic factors and are facing the danger of extinction. Symbiotic rhizospheric microflora influences the growth of plant communities in different ecosystems. The objective of this study is to emphasize the enhancing effect of rhizospheric microbial inoculum on the growth of native desert plants. A shed house experiment was conducted using Nitraria retusa which was selected on the basis of its importance and potential for the revegetation of desert flora. The plant was propagated in three different soil treatments: soil with added rhizospheric inoculum (SI), soil with added amendment (SP) and soil with added rhizospheric inoculum and amendment (SIP). The growth performance of N. retusa in terms of shoot height and number of leaves was monitored on a monthly basis during 120 d experimental duration and compared with control soil treatment (SC) which was soil without any additions. The results clearly demonstrated the enhancing effect of rhizospheric microbial inoculum when combined with fertilizers in soil amended treatment (SIP) on the growth of N. retusa. Additionally, N. retusa in the inoculated treatment (SI) maintained a high survival rate during the experiment compared to other treatments.
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0734-3434

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBaroon, Z.en
dc.contributor.authorYateem, A.en
dc.contributor.authorAl-Surrayai, T.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-08T15:51:00Zen
dc.date.available2015-06-08T15:51:00Zen
dc.date.issued2009-06en
dc.identifier.issn0734-3434en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/556557en
dc.description.abstractNative desert vegetation in Kuwait has been severely depleted due to both natural and anthropogenic factors and are facing the danger of extinction. Symbiotic rhizospheric microflora influences the growth of plant communities in different ecosystems. The objective of this study is to emphasize the enhancing effect of rhizospheric microbial inoculum on the growth of native desert plants. A shed house experiment was conducted using Nitraria retusa which was selected on the basis of its importance and potential for the revegetation of desert flora. The plant was propagated in three different soil treatments: soil with added rhizospheric inoculum (SI), soil with added amendment (SP) and soil with added rhizospheric inoculum and amendment (SIP). The growth performance of N. retusa in terms of shoot height and number of leaves was monitored on a monthly basis during 120 d experimental duration and compared with control soil treatment (SC) which was soil without any additions. The results clearly demonstrated the enhancing effect of rhizospheric microbial inoculum when combined with fertilizers in soil amended treatment (SIP) on the growth of N. retusa. Additionally, N. retusa in the inoculated treatment (SI) maintained a high survival rate during the experiment compared to other treatments.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherUniversity of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en
dc.rightsCopyright © Arizona Board of Regents. The University of Arizona.en_US
dc.sourceCALS Publications Archive. The University of Arizona.en_US
dc.titleEnhancement of Nitraria retusa Growth by Rhizospheric Microbial Inoculumen_US
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentKuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Biotechnology Departmenten
dc.identifier.journalDesert Plantsen
dc.description.collectioninformationDesert Plants is published by The University of Arizona for the Boyce Thompson Southwestern Arboretum. For more information about this unique botanical journal, please email the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Publications Office at pubs@cals.arizona.edu.en_US
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