A total of 402 endophytes were isolated from the plant Catharanthus roseus collected from different regions of India. Only four endophytes represented 01 – 04 mg/L peaks of alkaloid matching with the retention time of reference standards of vincristine and vinblastine. These endophytes can be further be developed to commercial scale as future source for Vinca alkaloid/s.
Endophyte, vincristine, vinblastine, Catharanthus roseus
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