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ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZA FUNGI AS AN INDICATOR OF SOIL FERTILITY

Muhammad Akhid Syib’li1*), Anton Muhibuddin1, Syamsuddin Djauhari1

ABSTRACT
Arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi (AMF) are ubiquitous organism that form association with the root of most land plant. AMF association also influence soil fertility through enhancement of chemical, biological and physical content. In this study, we enumerated AMF spore from rizosphere of Tithonia difersivolia as an indicator of soil fertility. Correlation among AMF with aspects of soil fertility was indicated that AMF spore number show the most fertile soil from our sampling region. The results showed that the most fertile soil has the highest AMF spore density. This research has confirmed that AMF has very well interaction with organic carbon, organic matter, total phosphorus, cation exchange capacity, water level, soil fungi and bacteria. Through, partial regression analysis, we revealed the mathematic equation for their interaction. This equation can use AMF spore number as indicator to show the quantitty of soil chemical, biological and physical fertility.
Keywords: Arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi (AMF), indicator, soil fertility, Tithonia difersivolia

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