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|Title: ||Aquatic Phycomycetes and Ascomycetous Fungi Isolated from Artemisia Annua L. Plantation Soil in a Nigerian University|
|Authors: ||Ogbonna, A. I.|
Onwuliri, F. C.
Ogbonna, C. I. C.
|Issue Date: ||2015|
|Publisher: ||European Scientific Journal|
|Series/Report no.: ||Vol.11;No.18; Pp 47-58|
|Abstract: ||Survey was carried out on the ascomycetous and aquatic fungi
present in the soil of University of Jos Artemisia annua Plantation in
Gangnum, Langtang South Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Portions of the soil samples collected from three (3) locations were steamed
in glass beaker placed in a steamer for 4-10 minutes at 100oC before
inoculation. Fungal isolation was carried out using soil plate method
incubated at 25 ± 2oC. Aquatic phycomycetes were isolated using baits. Two
(2) genera of aquatic phycomycetes were isolated, including Achyla dubia
and Allomyces arbuscular. Fifty–eight ascomycetous fungi were also
isolated from the soil samples. The predominant ascomycetous fungi isolated
include among others; Chaetomium bastrychodes, C. cancriodeum, C.
cochloides, C. globosum, C. nigricolor, C. senegalensis, C. spirale,
Aspergillus candidus A. flavus, A. fumigatus , A. glaucus, A. nidulans, A.
niger, A. oryzae, A. terreus, F. avenaceum, F. oxysporum, F. roseum, F.
solani, F. sporitrichioides, Penicillium chrysogenum, P. citrinum, P.notatum,
P.expansum, Trichoderma harzianum, T. piluliferum, Alternaria alternata,
Aureobasidium pullulans, Botrytis cinerea, Cladosporium sp, Curvularia
lunata, Scopulariopsis sp, Torula herbarum, Unidentified sp and a
Basidiomycete. The physico-chemical properties of the soil samples were
found to be varied, and were found to affect the distribution and population
of fungi. The soil was found to be high in organic matter content which could have been as a result of activities of the species of fungi numerous in
the soil. The implications of the results are discussed.|
|ISSN: ||1857 – 7881|
|Appears in Collections:||Plant Science and Biotechnology|
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