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TitleBiodiversity of endophytic fungi associated with 29 traditional Chinese medicinal plants
 
AuthorsHuang, WY1
Cai, YZ1
Hyde, KD2
Corke, H1
Sun, M1
 
KeywordsBiodiversity
Endophytic fungi
Host-endophyte relationships, host-preference, medicinal plants, plant chemistry, spatial heterogeneity, tissue-specificity
 
Issue Date2008
 
PublisherFungal Diversity Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hku.hk/ecology/mycology/FD/index.htm
 
CitationFungal Diversity, 2008, v. 33, p. 61-75 [How to Cite?]
 
AbstractEndophytic fungi residing in medicinal plants have not been systematically characterized. In this study, we classified 1160 fungal isolates from 29 medicinal plant species using traditional morphological methods. The colonization rate, isolation rate, and relative frequency of these endophytes were investigated. The relationship between the composition of endophytic fungi and the chemical constituents of host plants was also explored for the first time. The results showed that endophytic fungi.from these medicinal plants exhibited high biodiversity, host-recurrence, tissue-specificity, and spatial heterogeneity. Taxa of Alternaria, Colletotrichum, Phoma, Phomopsis, Xylariales, and mycelia sterilia were the dominant fungal endophytes. Some phenolic compounds were found to more likely coexist with certain endophytic fungi in the same plants. Our systematic investigation reveals that traditional medicinal plants are a rich and reliable source of novel endophytic fungi. This study was the first step towards understanding host-endophyte relationships based on the plant chemistry.
 
ISSN1560-2745
2013 Impact Factor: 6.938
 
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dc.contributor.authorCai, YZ
 
dc.contributor.authorHyde, KD
 
dc.contributor.authorCorke, H
 
dc.contributor.authorSun, M
 
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dc.description.abstractEndophytic fungi residing in medicinal plants have not been systematically characterized. In this study, we classified 1160 fungal isolates from 29 medicinal plant species using traditional morphological methods. The colonization rate, isolation rate, and relative frequency of these endophytes were investigated. The relationship between the composition of endophytic fungi and the chemical constituents of host plants was also explored for the first time. The results showed that endophytic fungi.from these medicinal plants exhibited high biodiversity, host-recurrence, tissue-specificity, and spatial heterogeneity. Taxa of Alternaria, Colletotrichum, Phoma, Phomopsis, Xylariales, and mycelia sterilia were the dominant fungal endophytes. Some phenolic compounds were found to more likely coexist with certain endophytic fungi in the same plants. Our systematic investigation reveals that traditional medicinal plants are a rich and reliable source of novel endophytic fungi. This study was the first step towards understanding host-endophyte relationships based on the plant chemistry.
 
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dc.subjectBiodiversity
 
dc.subjectEndophytic fungi
 
dc.subjectHost-endophyte relationships, host-preference, medicinal plants, plant chemistry, spatial heterogeneity, tissue-specificity
 
dc.titleBiodiversity of endophytic fungi associated with 29 traditional Chinese medicinal plants
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong
  2. Mae Fah Luang University