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Glomus fungi belong to the genus of fungi which are found in symbiotic relationship with the roots of the seed plants (mycorrhiza). It absorbs phosphorus from the soil and passes it to the plant and in turn derives sugars from the plant for survival.

Thus, it acts as a Biofertiliser. Plants having such association show other benefits also, which are as follows:

(a) Resistance to root borne pathogens.

(b) Tolerance to salinity and drought.

(c) Overall increase in plant growth and development.

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