Prospects of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi Utilization in Production of Allium Plants

Nadezhda Golubkina , Leonid Krivenkov , Agnieszka Sękara , Viliana Vasileva , Alessio Tallarita , Gianluca Caruso


The need to improve crop yield and quality, decrease the level of mineral fertilizers and pesticides/herbicides supply, and increase plants’ immunity are important topics of agriculture in the 21st century. In this respect, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) may be considered as a crucial tool in the development of a modern environmentally friendly agriculture. The efficiency of AMF application is connected to genetic peculiarities of plant and AMF species, soil characteristics and environmental factors, including biotic and abiotic stresses, temperature, and precipitation. Among vegetable crops, Allium species are particularly reactive to soil mycorrhiza, due to their less expanded root apparatus surface compared to most other species. Moreover, Allium crops are economically important and able to synthesize powerful anti-carcinogen compounds, such as selenomethyl selenocysteine and gamma-glutamyl selenomethyl selenocysteine, which highlights the importance of the present detailed discussion about the AMF use prospects to enhance Allium plant growth and development. This review reports the available information describing the AMF effects on the seasonal, inter-, and intra-species variations of yield, biochemical characteristics, and mineral composition of Allium species, with a special focus on the selenium accumulation both in ordinary conditions and under selenium supply.
Author Nadezhda Golubkina - Federal Scientific Center of Vegetable Production, Russia
Nadezhda Golubkina,,
, Leonid Krivenkov - Federal Scientific Center of Vegetable Production, Russia
Leonid Krivenkov,,
, Agnieszka Sękara (FoBaH / Department of Horticulture)
Agnieszka Sękara,,
- Department of Horticulture
, Viliana Vasileva - Institute of Forage Crops, Bulgaria
Viliana Vasileva,,
, Alessio Tallarita - University of Naples Federico II
Alessio Tallarita,,
, Gianluca Caruso - University of Naples Federico II
Gianluca Caruso,,
Journal seriesPlants, [Plants], ISSN 2223-7747, e-ISSN 2223-7747, (N/A 70 pkt)
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets0.75
Keywords in Englishonion; garlic; leek; shallot; AMF-related benefits; production; chlorophyll; antioxidants; mineral elements
ASJC Classification1105 Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics; 1110 Plant Science; 2303 Ecology
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); author's original; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); after publication
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Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 0.969; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.632 (2)
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