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Arbuscular mycorrhizae alleviate mild to moderate water stress and improve essential oil yield in thyme
- Arpanahi, Ali Abdollahi, Feizian, Mohammad
- Rhizosphere 2019 v.9 pp. 93-96
- Thymus vulgaris, adverse effects, essential oils, inoculum, irrigation rates, lipid content, mycorrhizal fungi, rhizosphere, thyme, vesicular arbuscular mycorrhizae, water stress
- In order to study the effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and water stress on Thymus Vulgaris L. essential oil composition, an experiment was designed in full factorial randomized pattern with three replications. Factors consisted of four irrigation levels and two different inocula. Results showed that water stress decreased growth parameters of T. vulgaris but inoculation with AMF alleviated adverse effects of water stress. Result showed that when we used AMF with mild-moderate water stress, there is an increase in essential oil content but at severe water-stress essential oil content decreased. Interaction of AMF and water stress had significant effects on most components of T. vulgaris essential oil.