ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

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K.N. Prabhu,* R. Manoj and N. Earanna
*Department of Plant Biotechnology, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru – 560 065, India. Department of Agricultural Microbiology, University of Agricultural Sciences,  Bengaluru- 560 065, India.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2016;10(4):2963-2967 | © The Author(s). 2016
Received: 17/06/2016 | Accepted: 19/08/2016 | Published: 31/12/2016

Western Ghats are one of the biodiversity hotspots of the world which stretches parallel to west cost of India. Climatic conditions are congenial for establishment of diverse mushroom flora. In this study, five Jelly mushroom species were collected during the monsoon season of 2015 from the Western Ghats region of Karnataka (India). Of the five Jelly fungi collected, two species were identified as Auricularia delicata (brown strain) and A. delicata (white strain) based on phenotypic characters. The other three Jelly fungi were identified using Internal Transcribed Spacer (ITS) region. The sequence alignment made with available data base in the National Centre for Biotechnological Information (NCBI) showed 89%, 99% and 96% homology with Auricularia polytricha, Tremella fuciformis and Dacryopinax spathularia respectively.


Jelly mushroom, western ghats, ITS region.

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