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Endolichenic fungal diversity associated with some lichens of the Western Ghats

Rajulu, MBG and Thirunavukkarasu, N and Kumar, SS and Kaur, T and Reddy, MS and Suryanarayanan, TS (2020) Endolichenic fungal diversity associated with some lichens of the Western Ghats. In: Planta Medica, 86 (13-14). pp. 960-966.

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A total of 389 strains of fungi belonging to 38 species were isolated from 10 lichen species of the Western Ghats, southern India. All the lichens screened, irrespective of their growth forms or location, harboured endolichenic fungi. Most of the fungi belonged to the Ascomycotina. Chaetomium sp. 1, Hypoxylon investiens, Nemania bipapillata, Nodulisporium sp., Paecilomyces sp., and Sporormiella intermedia were the most common ones and were present in 5 or more lichen species. Of the 28 sporulating fungi, 7 belonged to Xylariales, and their total colonization frequency in all the lichens was also high. This observation further substantiates the high ecological amplitude of Xylariales, possibly due to overlapping ecological niches and their ability to inhibit co-occurring endolichenic fungi.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Planta Medica
Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to Georg Thieme Verlag.
Keywords: article; Chaetomium; ecological niche; endophytic fungus; host range; India; lichen (organism); major clinical study; microbiome; nonhuman; Paecilomyces; Xylariales; Ascomycetes; ecosystem; Xylariales, Ascomycota; Ecosystem; India; Lichens; Xylariales
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Division of Mechanical Sciences > Divecha Centre for Climate Change
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2023 08:48
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2023 08:48
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/80237

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