Effects of mycorrhizal fungi on some physiological characteristics of salt stressed Ocimum basilicum L. Shekoofeh Enteshari* and Sepideh Hajbagheri

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The present study investigates the effects of Glomus mosseae and Glomus intraradices on the resistance of green basil plants to salinity stress. The findings suggested that there was an interaction of effects between mycorrhiza fungi inoculation and salt stress on the physiological characteristics of Ocimum basilicum L. On one hand, salinity decreased percentage of root colonization, root length, fresh and dry weight of shoot and root and content of photosynthetic pigments in inoculated basil plants. On the other hand, mycorrhiza fungus – inoculated plants experienced increase in root length, dry and fresh weights of shoot and content of photosynthetic.