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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 27-32

Biologically active fungi recorded for the first time from new reclaimed soil, Egypt


1 Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
2 Department of Chemistry of Microbial Natural Products, National Research Center, Giza, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Waill A Elkhateeb
Department of Chemistry of Microbial Natural Products, National Research Center, Tahrir Street, 12311, Dokki, Giza
Egypt
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DOI: 10.4103/1687-4315.135595

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Objective This work was designed to record fungal isolates of known biological activities isolated for the first time from new reclaimed soil in El-Wady El-Assiuty and Assiut Petroleum farm in Assiut, Egypt. Materials and methods Soil, phyllosphere, and phylloplane samples were collected from El-Wady El-Assiuty and Petroleum farm, which represent the largest distinctive regions of newly reclaimed soil at Assiut Governorate. Identification of the isolated fungi during our investigation was carried out on the basis of many reported morphological and microscopic features, which was confirmed by Assiut University Mycology Center. Results and conclusion Three fungal species, in addition to one unidentified ascomycete, were isolated for the first time from new reclaimed soil in El-Wady El-Assiuty and Assiut Petroleum farm in Assiut, Egypt. They were identified and recorded by the Mycological Laboratories at Assiut University. They were identified as Arthrinium sacchari (Speg.) M.B. Ellis, which was isolated from the phylloplane of Guava, Beltrania querna Harkn., which was isolated from the soil from Petroleum farm, and Papulaspora immersa Hotson, which was isolated from the phyllosphere of Wheat plants; the newly unidentified ascomyceteous fungal species was obtained from the phyllosphere of pomegranate. The endemic mycobiota of these areas is of great significance, as there are no adequate mycological studies that have been performed to describe the fungal flora of these areas.


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