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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2017, Volume : 10, Issue : 2
First page : ( 490) Last page : ( 496)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2017.00098.1

Biodiversity of Endophytic Fungi and its Seasonal Recurrence from Some Plants

Vardhana J1, Kathiravan G2,*, Dhivya R1

1Junior Research Fellow (INSPIRE), Department of Biotechnology, Vels University, Pallavaram, Chennai

2Head, Department of Biotechnology, Vels University, Pallavaram, Chennai

*Corresponding Author E-mail: kathir14journals@gmail.com

Online published on 29 April, 2017.

Abstract

Plants have served humankind as source of fuel, food, clothing, shelter and medicine since the beginning of life. Many new modern techniques, methods, strategies and plant associations have been put into use to improve the quantity and quality of plant resources. Among the microbial populations in plants, endophytes play a key role in almost every aspects right from the production of bioactive compounds, and its role in medicinal applications. In the present study, the following are the list of plants from which the leaf samples have been collected Mangifera indica (L), Psidium guajava (L), Catharanthus roseus (L) G.don, Citrus limon (L). Burm.f., Murraya koenigii (L), Hibiscus rosasinensis (L). The inoculated leaf sample harboured a total of 50 isolate comprised of Zygomycotina (5), Ascomycotina (3), Hypomycetes (35) and Coelomycetes (7). Hymomycetes and Coelomycetes were the common fungus grown in all the leaf samples. Among the Hypomycetes and Coelomycetes fungi, two genera from Coelomycetes Botryodiplodia theobromae and Pestalotiopsis breviseta were frequently reccuring in all the months considered for the study.

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Keywords

Biodiversity, Endophytic Fungi, Hypomycetes, Coelomycetes.

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