glomalin


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glomalin

(glō′mə-lĭn)
n.
A glycoprotein produced by the hyphae of mycorrhizal fungi that sequesters large amounts of carbon in the soil and improves soil structure by acting as a clumping agent.
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These accrued results provide strong support in favour of glomalin as a potential soil conditioner that holds promise in perennial fruits.
Glomalin as a stable glycoprotein, coats the AMF hyphae and decreases the water and nutrient losses before reaching to plant host.
Key words: Aggregate stability Citrus Glomalin Glomalin-related soil protein Mycorrhiza Soil organic carbon
Glomalin is a glycoprotein, a sugar-protein compound that might trigger the formation of soil.
They have also been credited with improving soil structure through their external hyphal structures and the production of the polysaccharide glomalin (Wright and Anderson 2000), increasing water availability, and suppressing disease (Graham 2001).
Mycorrhizal fungi produce a compound called glomalin, which is thought to have significant soil aggregation properties.
Franzluebbers AJ, Wright SF, Stuedemann JA (2000) Soil aggregation and glomalin under pastures in the Southern Piedmont USA.
Effect of long-term rice straw return on soil glomalin, carbon and nitrogen.
An aliquot of 50 [micro]L of the supernatant together with 2,5 mL of the shiny comassie brilliant blue dye G-250 was used for the quantification of glomalin content.