The Role of Inoculation with Glomus macrocarpum and Saprophytic Fungi on Growth of Wheat Plant Grown in addition with Olive Mill Residues

  • Abdulhakim Bannia Department of Botany, Science and Arts Faculty, University of Benghazi, El-Marj, Libya
  • Idress Gehani Department of Plant Production, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Benghazi, Libya
  • Abdullah El-Alwany Department of Plant Production, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Benghazi, Libya
  • Khalifa Elgadaric Department of Biology, Faculty of Education, Gulf of Sidra University, Libya
Keywords: Mill residue, Mycorrhizal, Olive, Saprophytic fungi, Wheat.


This study was carried out to test the  influence of olive mill dry residue (DOR), Aqueous extraction (ADOR) and (SDOR) fraction  treated with saprobe fungi on growth of Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) plants colonized by G. macrocarpum.These fungal genera Aspergillus niger and  Penicillium crustaceum were reported to possess the ability of detoxifying by degrading its phenolic compounds found in olive mill dry residue (ADOR and SDOR) ) fraction . The percentage of mycorrhizal colonization  by G. macrocarpum strongly decreased in presence of DOR, but the level of AMF colonization likewise increased in presence of ADOR or SDOR. Our study demonstrates that, in controlled conditions, The use of certain saprobe and AM fungi allows the possibility of using DOR as an organic fertilizer.


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Bannia, A., Gehani, I., El-Alwany, A. and Elgadaric, K. 2022. The Role of Inoculation with Glomus macrocarpum and Saprophytic Fungi on Growth of Wheat Plant Grown in addition with Olive Mill Residues. Scientific Journal for the Faculty of Science-Sirte University. 2, 1 (Apr. 2022), 101-105. DOI: