Season and Tissue Type Affect Fungal Endophyte Communities of the Indian Medicinal Plant Tinospora cordifolia More Strongly than Geographic Location

@article{Mishra2012SeasonAT,
  title={Season and Tissue Type Affect Fungal Endophyte Communities of the Indian Medicinal Plant Tinospora cordifolia More Strongly than Geographic Location},
  author={Ashish Kumar Mishra and Surendra K Gond and Anuj Kumar and Vijay Kumar Sharma and Satish Kumar Verma and Ravindra Nath Kharwar and Thomas N. Sieber},
  journal={Microbial Ecology},
  year={2012},
  volume={64},
  pages={388-398}
}
A total of 1,151 endophytic fungal isolates representing 29 taxa were isolated from symptom-less, surface-sterilized segments of stem, leaf, petiole, and root of Tinospora cordifolia which had been collected at three locations differing in air pollution in India (Ramnagar, Banaras Hindu University, Maruadih) during three seasons (summer, monsoon, winter). Endophytes were most abundant in leaf tissues (29.38% of all isolates), followed by stem (18.16%), petiole (10.11%), and root segments (6.27… 

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