Infection of hairy roots of strawberry (Fragaria x Ananassa Duch.) with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus

Anna-Maria Nuutila, M. Vestberg, Veli Kauppinen

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    Hairy root cultures of strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa Duch.) were induced with the Agrobacterium rhizogenes strain A4. Cultures were maintained on B50 medium but could also grow on a minimal medium, which did not inhibit the growth of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. The growth and nutrient uptake were characterized in shake flasks and in a bioreactor. Spores of the native Finnish arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Glomus fistulosum V128 were used to infect strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa Duch. 'Senga Sengana') hairy roots in vitro. During cultivation, vegetative spore formation was observed. At the end of the cultivation, hyphae and arbuscules were observed in the stained roots.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)505-509
    JournalPlant Cell Reports
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - 1995
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • Nutrient Uptake
    • Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungus
    • Hairy Root
    • Minimal Medium
    • Mycorrhizal Fungus


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