The fungal endophytes of dipodium variegatum (orchidaceae)

Bougoure, Jeremy J. and Dearnaley, John (2005) The fungal endophytes of dipodium variegatum (orchidaceae). Australasian Mycologist, 24 (1). pp. 15-19. ISSN 1441-5526

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[Abstract]: We have attempted to grow fungi from pelotons isolated from roots of the myco-heterotrophic orchid species Dipodium variegatum on 3 different growth media. As well, we have analysed the fungal DNA within roots of the orchid using ITS-PCR analysis, cloning and molecular sequencing.
Fungi failed to grow out from pelotons isolated from plant roots. ITS rDNA sequences were successfully amplified and cloned from roots of three orchid plants. Comparison of these sequences with ITS rDNA in GenBank revealed that the fungal community of D. variegatum roots consists of Russula spp. and non-mycorrhizal soil Deuteromycetes.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited with blanket permission of publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:21
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dipodium variegatum, orchids, fungi
Fields of Research : 06 Biological Sciences > 0605 Microbiology > 060505 Mycology

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