Document Type: Original Article
Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, Saveh Branch, Islamic Azad University, Saveh, Iran
This study evaluated the effect of mycorrhizal inoculation on growth characteristics and gel quality of Aloe Vera. Research was conducted as a randomized complete block design with three replications. Eight treatment of experiment were plant inoculation by different strains of mycorrhiza, namely, Glomus fassiculatum, G. interaradise, G. mosseae, combination of two strains of G. fasiculatum and G. mosseae, combination of two strains of G. Fasiculatum and G. interaradise, combination of two strains of G. Interaradise and G. mosseae, combination of three strains of G. fasiculatum, G. interaradise, and G. mosseae, and control treatment (without inoculation). The research results indicated mycorrhizal inoculation decreased gel pH and leaf area index, whereas mycorrhiza fungi increased the content of vitamin C, aloin and barbaloin content, relative growth rate, and ratio of mature leaf gel to weight of mature leaf skin compared to control treatment. Results of the present research revealed highest and lowest effects on studied traits was seen in combination of three strains and control treatment, respectively.