ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

Anand Sagar and Sandhira Chauhan
Department of Biosciences, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla – 171 005, India.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2009;3(1):357-362
© The Author(s). 2009
Received: 15/01/2009 | Accepted: 24/02/2009| Published: 30/04/2009

In the present communication, fungal associates of Quercus leucotrichophora are being reported. Rhizosphere soil samples of Quercus leucotrichophora revealed the presence of seventeen species of fungi belonging to ten genera. Penicillium (represented by 3 species) was the dominant fungal genus followed by Aspergillus, Cladosporium, Fusarium and Trichoderma (each represented by 2 species). Maximum number of isolated genera belong to subdivision Deuteromycotina. On screening these soil samples for the presence of VAM fungal spores, twenty four species belonging to five genera (i.e. Acaulospora, Endogone, Entrophospora, Gigaspora and Glomus) were isolated. 143 VAM fungal spores were isolated from 100 gm of rhizosphere soil of Quercus leucotrichophora. The percent root colonization of the VAM infected roots was observed to be 78%. Further, five species of fungal endophytes belonging to four genera (i.e. Gliocladium, Penicillium, Rhizopus and Trichoderma) were isolated from the roots, leaves and bark of Quercus leucotrichophora.


Rhizosphere, VAM, Endophytes

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