Diversity and ecological distribution of endophytic fungi associated with medicinal plants

@article{Sun2008DiversityAE,
  title={Diversity and ecological distribution of endophytic fungi associated with medicinal plants},
  author={Jianqiu Sun and Liangdong Guo and Wei Zang and W. A. Ping and Defu Chi},
  journal={Science in China Series C: Life Sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={51},
  pages={751-759}
}
A total of 973 isolates of endophytic fungi were recovered from 1144 tissue fragments of the six medicinal plant species belonging to 4 families collected in the Beijing Botanical Garden. Of these isolates 778 sporulated and were identified into 21 taxa by morphological characteristics. Among the taxa 11 belonged to Coelomycetes, 6 to Ascomycetes, and 4 to Hyphomycetes. Various numbers of endophytic fungi (5–8 taxa) were obtained from each plant. Alternaria alternata was the dominant species in… CONTINUE READING