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Folia Microbiologica

, 20:236 | Cite as

Phyllosphere microflora of some Egyptian plants

  • A. M. A. Wahab
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Abstract

The fungal and bacterial flora of the leaf surfaces of five plants growing in Egypt were studied. The fungal flora showed seasonal fluctuations with at least one peak. Twenty three genera with fifty three species were found,Aspergillus andPenicillium being most common. Other fungi showed variable percentages of the total count. Nitrogen-fixing bacteria were not isolated from the phyllosphere of the five plant species. Micrococci were most predominant among the epiphytic bacteria. Spore-forming bacteria and actinomycetes were less frequent on the leaf surfaces of the associated plants.

Keywords

Leaf Surface Saccharum Bacterial Flora Alternaria Alternata Epiphytic Bacterium 
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© Institute of Microbiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. A. Wahab
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyThe Asyut UniversityAsyutEgypt

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