Diversity of Rhizpsphere Mycoflora of Alangium Salvifolium (L.F.) Wang.

  • Kunal Turukmane Department of Botany and Horticulture, Yeshwant Mahavidyalaya, Nanded-431602, Maharashtra, India
  • Shrirang Bodke Department of Botany and Horticulture, Yeshwant Mahavidyalaya, Nanded-431602, Maharashtra, India
Keywords: Rhizosphere mycoflora, Alangium salvifolium, Aspergillus tamarii, Talaromyces funiculosus.


Total fifteen species belonging to nine genera of fungi were isolated from rhizosphere of Alangium salvifolium (L.f.) Wang. and identified on the basis of morphological characters. The mycoflora was isolated by using serial dilution method on potato dextrose agar medium supplemented by suitable antibiotics such as streptomycin. The most common fungi among them namely Alternaria alternate, Aspergillus brevipes, A. niger, A. tamarii, A. terreus, A. ustus, Fusarium sp., F. solani, Mucor circinelloides, M. microsporeus,  Penicillium frequentans, Phoma glomerata, Rhizopus stolonifer, Taloromyces funiculosus and Trichoderma harzianum were isolated and identified. The Aspergillus tamarii has dominant fungal species showed highest number of fungal colonies (17), percent incidence (19.10%). Talaromyces funiculosus showed lowest number of fungal colonies (2), percent incidence (2.24%) as compared to the other rhizospheric fungi of composite rhizosphere sample of the test medicinal plant.


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