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Record number 379859
Title Possibilities for breeding to improve responsiveness to arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in onion
Author(s) Galvan Vivero, G.A.; Burger, K.; Kuyper, T.W.; Kik, C.; Scholten, O.E.
Event 2nd Conference of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research ISOFAR, 2008-06-18/2008-06-20
Department(s) PRI Biodiversity and Breeding
Sub-department of Soil Quality
Centrum voor Genetische Bronnen Nederland
Publication type Contribution in proceedings
Publication year 2009
Keyword(s) allium cepa - uien - mycorrhizaschimmels - low input landbouw - allium fistulosum - onions - mycorrhizal fungi - low input agriculture
Categories Plant Breeding and Genetics (General)
Abstract Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) play an important role in the uptake of nutrients and water from soil. However, some crops, for example onion, Allium cepa L., have a poorly developed root system. As a result, onion plants need a lot of fertiliser for growth, and they are sensitive to drought. The aim of this project is to study the beneficial effects of mycorrhizal fungi on the growth and development of Allium species and to determine whether it is possible to improve onions for mycorrhizal responsiveness by breeding. Variation among Allium species indicated that selection and thus breeding for high responsiveness to AMF is possible. Two years of experiments with genotypes of a population segregating for mycorrhiza responsiveness indicated that increase in dry matter may be a more reliable trait than responsiveness
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