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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(3): 3573-3585
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.411


In vitro Interactions of Fungal Isolates obtained from Selected Soil Samples in Ado-Ekiti Metropolis and their Tolerance to Selected Fungicide and Heavy Metals
E.A. Ekundayo1, F.C. Akharaiyi1, F.O. Ekundayo2, E. Prebor1,O.T. Ogunmefun1 and Y. Oluwafemi3
1Department of Biological Sciences, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
2Department of Microbiology, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
3Department of Biological Sciences, University of Medical Sciences, Ondo, Nigeria
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Fungi were isolated from five different rhizosphere of some plants obtained from Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti farm and Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti on Potato Dextrose Agar (PDA) incubated at 27ºC. The isolates were Trichoderma viride, Aspergillus fischeria, A. terreus, A. fumigatus, A. clavatus, Articulospora inflata, Penicillium italicum and Mucor mucedo. The interaction that existed between the fungal isolates was determined and it was observed that T. viride suppressed the growth of other fungal isolates. Effects of a fungicide; Ridomil gold at four different concentrations on the rate of growth of the isolates were determined. Trichoderma viride, P. italicum and A. fischeria were able to grow on different concentrations of Ridomil gold. Effect of heavy metals; zinc and lead at different concentration on the growth rate of isolates was determined. This study showed that Trichoderma viride was mostly resistant to the heavy metals and the lower the concentration, the higher the rate of growth of the fungi.


Keywords: Fungi, interactions,Heavy metals, Fungicide, Rhizosphere.
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E.A. Ekundayo, F.C. Akharaiyi, F.O. Ekundayo, E. Prebor, O.T. Ogunmefun and Oluwafemi, Y. 2017. In vitro Interactions of Fungal Isolates obtained from Selected Soil Samples in Ado-Ekiti Metropolis and their Tolerance to Selected Fungicide and Heavy Metals.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(3): 3573-3585. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.411