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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:11, November, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(11): 1903-1909

Host-specificity of Mycobiota in the Rhizosphere of Plants
S. Katoch, S. Sonia and L. Prasad*
Division of Plant Pathology, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 110012, India
*Corresponding author

In an expedition to find a solution against seed and soil borne infections, host-specific fungal flora assessment from the rhizosphere of rice, Sorghum, pigeonpea and urdbean was done. The rhizospheric soil of each crop was processed using serial dilution method. In cultivated soil (control), total 11 mycoflora viz. Aspergillus spp, A. terreus, A. niger, A. flavus, Penicillium spp., Fusarium oxysporum, Fusarium spp., Curvularia lunata, Rhizopus spp., Neurospara sitophila and Trichoderma spp. were found. However, the specific recruitment of rhizospheric mycoflora by the individual host was recorded which might be because of specific root exudates released by host. Highest mycoflora was associated with Sorghum i.e., 14.85% (20DAS) and 25.74 % (40DAS) followed by rice and pigeonpea. Additionally, a progressive increase in mycoflora with the crop growth stage was also observed. The generated information could be utilized for sustaining agricultural production with the consideration of providing crop specific fungal consortia and healthy pesticide-free food.

Keywords: Rhizosphere, Populations, Root exudates, Mycoflora

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Katoch, S., S. Sonia and Prasad, L. 2020. Host-specificity of Mycobiota in the Rhizosphere of Plants.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(11): 1903-1909. doi:
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