An endophyte of Picrorhiza kurroa Royle ex. Benth, producing menthol, phenylethyl alcohol and 3-hydroxypropionic acid, and other volatile organic compounds.

@article{Qadri2015AnEO,
  title={An endophyte of Picrorhiza kurroa Royle ex. Benth, producing menthol, phenylethyl alcohol and 3-hydroxypropionic acid, and other volatile organic compounds.},
  author={Masroor Qadri and Ramesh Deshidi and Bhawal Ali Shah and Kushal Bindu and Ram A Vishwakarma and Syed Riyaz-ul-Hassan},
  journal={World journal of microbiology & biotechnology},
  year={2015},
  volume={31 10},
  pages={1647-54}
}
An endophytic fungus, PR4 was found in nature associated with the rhizome of Picrorhiza kurroa, a high altitude medicinal plant of Kashmir Himalayas. The fungus was found to inhibit the growth of several phyto-pathogens by virtue of its volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Molecular phylogeny, based on its ITS1-5.8S-ITS2 ribosomal gene sequence, revealed the identity of the fungus as Phomopsis/Diaporthe sp. This endophyte was found to produce a unique array of VOCs, particularly, menthol… CONTINUE READING
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