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Article: Biodiversity of endophytic fungi associated with 29 traditional Chinese medicinal plants

TitleBiodiversity of endophytic fungi associated with 29 traditional Chinese medicinal plants
Authors
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
Citation
Fungal 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.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/60713
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dc.contributor.authorHuang, WYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCai, YZen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHyde, KDen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCorke, Hen_HK
dc.contributor.authorSun, Men_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-31T04:17:00Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-31T04:17:00Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_HK
dc.identifier.citationFungal Diversity, 2008, v. 33, p. 61-75en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1560-2745en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/60713-
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.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherFungal Diversity Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hku.hk/ecology/mycology/FD/index.htmen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofFungal Diversityen_HK
dc.subjectBiodiversityen_HK
dc.subjectEndophytic fungien_HK
dc.subjectHost-endophyte relationships, host-preference, medicinal plants, plant chemistry, spatial heterogeneity, tissue-specificityen_HK
dc.titleBiodiversity of endophytic fungi associated with 29 traditional Chinese medicinal plantsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailCai, YZ: yzcai@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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