Morphological and molecular identification of fungal endophytes from roots of dendrobium speciosum

Boddington, M. and Dearnaley, J. D. W. (2008) Morphological and molecular identification of fungal endophytes from roots of dendrobium speciosum. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland, 114. pp. 13-17. ISSN 0080-469X


We have isolated fungal endophytes from roots of dendrobium speciosum, a common epiphytic orchid in southern Queensland rainforests and used morphological criteria and molecular techniques to identify these fungi. Morphological analysis of the cultures obtained demonstrated a variety of non-mycorrhizal deuteromycetes present in plant roots as well as a putative mycorrhizal tulasnella-like fungus. Molecular techniques were useful in identifying four non-sporulating deuteromycete fungi. The wide variety of endophytes isolated further highlights the importance of rainforest plants as reservoirs of fungal biodiversity

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - No Department
Date Deposited: 07 May 2010 11:09
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2016 05:46
Uncontrolled Keywords: dendrobium; endophytic fungi; roots (botany); plant morphology; fungi; orchids; dendrobium speciosum; deuteromycetes; fungal endophytes; rainforest plants; tulasnella
Fields of Research : 06 Biological Sciences > 0601 Biochemistry and Cell Biology > 060112 Structural Biology (incl. Macromolecular Modelling)
06 Biological Sciences > 0607 Plant Biology > 060702 Plant Cell and Molecular Biology
06 Biological Sciences > 0605 Microbiology > 060505 Mycology
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960505 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Forest and Woodlands Environments

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