Plant Diversity ›› 2014, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (01): 65-69.

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Effects of Endophytic Fungi Reinoculation on Physiological and Agronomic Characters of Hemp (Cannabis sativa)

 JIN  Xin-1,   Yang-Ming-Zhi-1**, LIU  Fei-Hu-1、2   

  1. 1 College of Life Science; 2 College of Agriculture, Yunnna University, Kunming 650091, China
  • Online:2014-01-25 Published:2014-12-01


 We report a study of the effects of inoculating hemp (Cannabis sativa) with six different species of endophytic fungi. Both physiological and agronomic effects of inoculation were examined. The

results indicate that inoculation with Chaetomium sp. and Fusarium sp. increases significantly the activity of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and peroxidase (POD), while dry weight and thickness of hemp fiber

are increased when inoculated with Plectosphaerella sp., Chaetomium sp., Nigrospora sp., Fusarium sp. and Graphium sp. Inoculation with Chaetomium sp. also increases significantly the length of internodes.

These results provide a preliminary foundation for appropriate use of endophytic fungi to improve hemp quality, and why further study of such effects would be of value.

Key words: Endophytic fungi, Industry hemp, Field planting, Enzyme activity, Agronomic characters

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