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Molecular diversity of fungal endophytes isolated from Garcinia mangostana and Garcinia parvifolia.


Sim, Jiun-Horng and Khoo, Chai-Hoon and Lee, Learn-Han and Cheah , Yoke Kqueen (2010) Molecular diversity of fungal endophytes isolated from Garcinia mangostana and Garcinia parvifolia. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 20 (4). pp. 651-658. ISSN 11017-7825;ESSN:1738-8872


Garcinia is commonly found in Malaysia, but limited information is available regarding endophytic fungi associated with this plant. In this study, 24 endophytic fungi were successfully recovered from different parts of two Garcinia species. Characterization of endophytic fungi was performed based on the conserved internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region sequence analysis and the antimicrobial properties. Results revealed that fruits of the plant appeared to be the highest inhabitation site (38%) as compared with others. Glomerella sp., Guignardia sp., and Phomopsis sp. appeared to be the predominant endophytic fungi group in Garcinia mangostana and Garcinia parvifolia. Phylogenetic relationships of the isolated endophytic fungi were estimated from the sequences of the ITS region. On the other hand, antibacterial screening showed 11 of the isolates possessed positive response towards pathogenic and nonpathogenic bacteria. However, there was no direct association between certain antibacterial properties with the specific genus observed.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.4014/jmb.0909.09030
Publisher: The Korean Society for Applied Microbiology
Keywords: Antibacterial; Fungal endophyte; Garcinia mangostana; Garcinia parvifolia; ITS rDNA.
Depositing User: Raja Norazlinda Raja Azenam
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2013 07:43
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 07:43
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/15704
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