International Journal of Botany Studies

International Journal of Botany Studies


International Journal of Botany Studies
International Journal of Botany Studies
Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2022)

Biodiversity of fungi associated with rhizosphere of medicinally important plant, Swartia petiolata D. Don. growing in Kashmir


Mansoor Ahmad Malik, Mohd Yaqub Bhat, Abdul Hamid Wani, Nusrat Ahmad, Latif A Peer

The study was carried out to isolate and identify the rhizospheric soil fungi associated with a medicinal plant, Swartia petiolata D.Don. growing in Kashmir Valley.. The results revealed that about 44 fungal strains were found associated with the test plant. These fungal strains belonged to 4 genera. The microscopic examination revealed that the fungal species isolated and identified were found as Alternaria alternata, Fusarium oxysporium, Cladosporium spp. and Rhizoctonia solani. The isolated fungi showed different frequency and also varied in their relative abundance. Among all the isolated fungi, Alternaria alternata was highly frequent and with highest relative abundance. However, least frequency was recorded for Fusarium oxysporium and Rhizoctonia solani, with Fusarium oxysporium as least abundant genera.
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Mansoor Ahmad Malik, Mohd Yaqub Bhat, Abdul Hamid Wani, Nusrat Ahmad, Latif A Peer. Biodiversity of fungi associated with rhizosphere of medicinally important plant, Swartia petiolata D. Don. growing in Kashmir. International Journal of Botany Studies, Volume 7, Issue 1, 2022, Pages 317-321
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