Mycopathologia

, Volume 159, Issue 2, pp 245–249 | Cite as

Fungal endophytes from the three-leaved caper, Crataeva magna (Lour.) DC. (Capparidaceae)

  • Monnanda S. Nalini
  • Basavanna Mahesh
  • Mysore V. Tejesvi
  • Harischandra S. Prakash
  • Ven Subbaiah
  • Kukkundur R. Kini
  • Huntrike S. Shetty
Article

Abstract

Fungal endophytes were isolated from Crataeva magna, a medicinal plant growing along the streams and rivers, constituting riparian vegetation in Karnataka, southern India. Fresh bark and twig pieces were used for the isolation using standard methods. Ninety-six endophytic fungal isolates were isolated from 800 bark and twig segments. Mitosporic fungi represented as a major group (85%) followed by zygomycetes (10%) and ascomycetes (5%). Bark samples contained more endophytes than twig samples. Verticillium, Nigrospora oryzae and Fusarium verticilloides were the dominant fungal endophytes.

Keywords

bark Crataeva magna fungal endophytes medicinal plants twig 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Monnanda S. Nalini
    • 1
  • Basavanna Mahesh
    • 1
  • Mysore V. Tejesvi
    • 1
  • Harischandra S. Prakash
    • 1
  • Ven Subbaiah
    • 2
  • Kukkundur R. Kini
    • 1
  • Huntrike S. Shetty
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied Botany and BiotechnologyUniversity of MysoreManasagangothri, MysoreIndia
  2. 2.Phytomyco Research Pvt. Ltd.KIADB Industrial AreaNanjangudIndia

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