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Appl. Sci. 2017, 7(7), 692; doi:10.3390/app7070692

Inoculation with Glomus mosseae Improves the Growth and Salvianolic Acid B Accumulation of Continuously Cropped Salvia miltiorrhiza

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State Key Laboratory of Dao-di Herbs, National Resource Center for Chinese Materia Medica, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100700, China
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Institute of Medicinal Plants, Yunnan Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Kunming 650200, China
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School of Pharmacy, Baotou Medical College, Baotou 014060, China
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School of Public Health, Ningxia Medical University, Yinchuan 750004, China
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School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou 510515, China
These two authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editor: Nora Fung-yee TAM
Received: 23 April 2017 / Revised: 14 June 2017 / Accepted: 21 June 2017 / Published: 5 July 2017
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Salvia miltiorrhiza (S. miltiorrhiza) Bunge is one of the most economically important medicinal crops in China. In traditional Chinese medicine, its root is used as an important ingredient in formulas for treatment of atherosclerosis-related disorders. The continuous cropping of S. miltiorrhiza increases the proportion of dried seedlings and decreases the biomass of the shoots and roots and the contents of active components. In this study, three field experiments were conducted to investigate the effects of Glomus mosseae (G. mosseae) inoculation on the growth and contents of active ingredients and nutrients in continuously cropped S. miltiorrhiza. The results showed that inoculation with G. mosseae increased the shoot biomass of S. miltiorrhiza by 48.1% and the root biomass by 39.2%, and decreased the dried seedling rate by nearly 75%. Inoculation with G. mosseae also increased the salvianolic acid B concentration by 21.9% in the shoots and 9.2% in the roots of S. miltiorrhiza, and also significantly increased Mn concentration in the roots and shoots (by 65.1% and 93.4%, respectively) and Fe concentration in the roots (by 75%). The accumulation of salvianolic acid B, Mn, and Fe in G. mosseae inoculated S. miltiorrhiza may be a mechanism that imparts tolerance to continuous cropping. Inoculation of S. miltiorrhiza with G. mosseae can serve as an effective approach of biocontrol to improve the performance of continuously cropped S. miltiorrhiza. View Full-Text
Keywords: Salvia miltiorrhiza; continuous cropping; arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus; Glomus mosseae; salvianolic acid B; growth Salvia miltiorrhiza; continuous cropping; arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus; Glomus mosseae; salvianolic acid B; growth
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Chen, M.; Yang, G.; Liu, D.; Li, M.; Qiu, H.; Guo, L.; Huang, L.; Chao, Z. Inoculation with Glomus mosseae Improves the Growth and Salvianolic Acid B Accumulation of Continuously Cropped Salvia miltiorrhiza. Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 692.

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