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Inoculation of Brazilian Sour Orange Seed with an Endomycorrhizal Fungus. M. J. Hattingh, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa; J. W. Gerdemann, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Illinois, Urbana 61801. Phytopathology 65:1013-1016. Accepted for publication 13 May 1975. DOI: 10.1094/Phyto-65-1013.

Brazilian sour orange seed pelleted with inoculum of Glomus fasciculatus (Endogone fasciculata) produced mycorrhizal seedlings in greenhouse and field experiments. In the greenhouse, Arasan treatment of seed retarded and reduced mycorrhizal infection. In a nursery field fumigated with methyl bromide, seed inoculation prevented stunting and chlorosis of seedlings. Seed inoculation appears to be a practical method for obtaining mycorrhizal infection of citrus in fumigated or heat-treated soil.

Additional keywords: Vesicular-arbuscular.