Fungal Endophyte Communities in Begonia Species from the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest

  title={Fungal Endophyte Communities in Begonia Species from the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest},
  author={Ana Maria Lima Correia and Simone Possedente de Lira and Marco Antonio de Assis and Andr{\'e} Rodrigues},
  journal={Current Microbiology},
Tropical plants represent hotspots of endophytic fungal species diversity. Based on culture-dependent methods, we evaluated the endophytic fungal communities in leaves of three plant species found in the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest: Begonia fischeri, Begonia olsoniae, and Begonia venosa. These species are found in two distant sites: a continental region and an insular area. A total of 426 fungal endophytes in 19 genera were isolated in pure culture including Colletotrichum (51.6% of isolates… 
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