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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:6, June, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(6): 115-124

Association and Variation of Endophytic Fungi among Some Macrolichens in Central Western Ghats, Southern India
K.S. Vinayaka1*, Y.L. Krishnamurthy2, Shivakumar Banakar3 and T. R. Prashith Kekuda4
1Department of Botany, Kumadvathi First Grade College, Shikaripura,
Shivamogga-577427, Karnataka, India
2Department of Post Graduate Studies and Research inApplied Botany, Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta, Shivamogga-577451, Karnataka, India
3Department of Post Graduate Studies and Research in Microbiology, Shri JJT University, Vidyanagari, Chudela, Jhunjhunu, Rajastan, India
4Department of Microbiology, Sahyadri Science College (Autonomous), Kuvempu University, Shivamogga-577203, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author

Association of endolichenic fungi with eleven lichen species belongs to five families distributed in Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, South India were investigated during May, 2013 to January, 2014. A total of 30 endolichenic taxa from 486 segments were isolated. The colonization rate ranged from 61.5% to 90.6 % among lichen host species. Chaetomium globosum was occurred in eight, among 11 species of lichen, it was the dominant species of endolichenic fungi in thalli of lichens screened. The Ramalina pacifica and Parmotrema tinctorum showed maximum colonization by the endolichenic fungi. Out of 30 species of fungi 24 were sporulated and they were identified up to genus/species level. Chaetomium globosum, Fusarium spp., Xylaria sp. were isolated from thalli of 8, 5, 6 lichen species respectively.  The Shannon index was 0.18-0.26 and Simpson species abundance was 0.004-0.015. Results of this study revealed that fungi were associated within lichen thalli other than symbiotic fungi and their compositions were varied with lichen species.

Keywords: Macrolichens, Endolichenic fungi, Western Ghats, Chaetomium, Parmotrema.

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Vinayaka, K.S., Y.L. Krishnamurthy, Shivakumar Banakar and Prashith Kekuda, T. R. 2016. Association and Variation of Endophytic Fungi among Some Macrolichens in Central Western Ghats, Southern India.

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