Fungal associates of two medicinal plants (Centella asiatica and Ocimum sanctum) have been isolated and identified in the present study. Rhizosphere soil samples collected from the root vicinity of these plants revealed the presence of sixteen and seventeen species of fungi respectively. Further, screening of these soil samples for isolating VAM spores revealed nine and seven species of fungi in case of Centella asiatica and Ocimum sanctum respectively. The endophytic fungi were also isolated from the roots and leaves of Centella asiatica (4 spp.) and Ocimum sanctum (3 spp.).
Rhizosphere, VAM, Endophytes, Medicinal plants
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