Ex-situ characterization of fungi associated with Luffa aegyptiaca in Lagos State
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Eurasian Journal of Biosciences, 2019 - Volume 13 Issue 2, pp. 1589-1596
  • Published Online: 15 Oct 2019
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Reference: Ani E, Adekunle A, Ike C, Nwafor L. Ex-situ characterization of fungi associated with Luffa aegyptiaca in Lagos State. Eurasia J Biosci. 2019;13(2), 1589-1596.

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Reference: Ani, E., Adekunle, A., Ike, C., & Nwafor, L. (2019). Ex-situ characterization of fungi associated with Luffa aegyptiaca in Lagos State. Eurasian Journal of Biosciences, 13(2), 1589-1596.

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Reference: Ani, Emmanuel, Adedotun Adekunle, Chiamaka Ike, and Lilian Nwafor. "Ex-situ characterization of fungi associated with Luffa aegyptiaca in Lagos State". Eurasian Journal of Biosciences 2019 13 no. 2 (2019): 1589-1596.

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Reference: Ani, E., Adekunle, A., Ike, C., and Nwafor, L. (2019). Ex-situ characterization of fungi associated with Luffa aegyptiaca in Lagos State. Eurasian Journal of Biosciences, 13(2), pp. 1589-1596.

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Reference: Ani, Emmanuel et al. "Ex-situ characterization of fungi associated with Luffa aegyptiaca in Lagos State". Eurasian Journal of Biosciences, vol. 13, no. 2, 2019, pp. 1589-1596.

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Reference: Ani E, Adekunle A, Ike C, Nwafor L. Ex-situ characterization of fungi associated with Luffa aegyptiaca in Lagos State. Eurasia J Biosci. 2019;13(2):1589-6.

Abstract

Background: Little attention has been paid to characterizing and documenting the mycoflora associated with plant of Nigerian origin. This study aims at characterizing fungi species associated with Luffa aegyptiaca in Lagos State using morphological and molecular methods.
Materials and Methods: Fungi were isolated from the phylloplane, rhizoplane, rhizosphere and distant soil (10m from the root) of L. aegyptiaca collected randomly from the twenty Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Lagos State twice a year for three years and identified using morphological, microscopic and molecular characterization.
Results: Twenty fungal species including Aspergillus aculeatus, A. flavus, A. fumigatus, Curvularia lunata, Fusarium solani, Penicillium citrinum, P. samsonii, Talaromyces marneffei, and Rhodotorula mucilaginosa were identified. From the result, species diversity is highest in the rhizosphere compared to other parts of the plant including the bulk soil. However, species abundant was highest in bulk soil for most of the sampled locations.
Conclusion: Fungi diversity within the rhizosphere of L. aegyptiaca plays major role in the survival and growth of the plant in polluted environment.

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