Agnihotra for Welfare of Human Society & Environment-Scientific Evidences: A Review | Chapter 12 | Theory and Applications of Microbiology and Biotechnology Vol. 2

The rich Indian culture and heritage has provided lasting solutions to many difficulties and even to the problems of the modern world. The custom of yadnya, Agnihotra yadnya, is one such part of the Indian customs. The procedure of the yadnya and the benefits by performing it has been investigated and are still the part of unfathomable science. The following review is a yield of the recent research works that have been dealing with agnihotra yadnya and its benefits. Along with the benefits of Agnihotra yadnya, the present review also discusses the effects of agnihotra ash on growth of plants, and on pathogenic micro-organisms. The use of agnihotra ash as remedial medicine for various diseases is also an aspect of the discussion.

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Mamta Gokhale
St. Aloysius College (Autonomous), Jabalpur- M.P., India.

Radhika Patel
St. Aloysius College (Autonomous), Jabalpur- M.P., India.

Aman Bharti
St. Aloysius College (Autonomous), Jabalpur- M.P., India.

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Mycorrhizal Colonization in Atriplex nummularia Lind. Subjected to Desalinizador Reject | Chapter 13 | Advances and Trends in Agricultural Sciences Vol. 2

This work has the objective of evaluating the mycorrhizal colonization of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungus – AMF Claroideoglomus etunicatum in Atriplex nummularia Lind. subjected to desalinator reject. The experiment was conducted in a greenhouse at the headquarters of Agronomic Institute of Pernambuco – IPA, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil. The experimental design was randomized blocks with the treatments constituted in a factorial scheme of five levels of salinity in AC= 2.86 mS/cm; T1= 11.54 mS/cm; T2= 12.04 mS/cm; T3= 13.13 mS/cm and T4= 14.16 mS/cm, associated with the presence and absence of fungus, presence and absence of nutrient solution, and autoclaved and non-autoclaved soil. 8.0 g of Hoagland & Arnon complete nutrient solution was added every fortnight. After five months, the roots of the treatments were collected and the root colonization was evaluated. It was found that in all treatments the association between Claroideoglomus etunicatum and Atriplex nummularia was beneficial. The correlation was positive for the treatment T4 (Reject + 14 gNaCl) + AMF. Thus, it was observed that salinity had no negative effect on the association as well as on the growth of the vegetable.

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C. F. de Melo
Catholic University of Pernambuco (UNICAP), Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil.

E. W. F. Gomes
Agronomic Institute of Pernambuco (IPA), Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil.

A. S. Messias
Catholic University of Pernambuco (UNICAP), Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil.
Agronomic Institute of Pernambuco (IPA), Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil.

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