ENDOPHITIC FUNGI DIVERSITY OF IN Eremanthus erythropappus (DC.) MACLEISH

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Wagner Carlos Santos Magalhães Rogério Velloso Missagia Fernando Antonio Frieiro-Costa Maria Cristina Mendes-Costa

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The aim of this work was to verify the presence of endophitic fungi in  Eremanthus erythropappus, (DC.) Macleish. This tree species is an important plant of the Savannah of Brazil possessing a great economical potential, mainly, in the production of essential oils. The study was conducted  in the Park of Boqueirao, with a total area of 160 ha, located in Ingaí - MG, at 210 14' 59" of latitude South and 440 59' 27" of longitude West. It was observed that this specie is colonized by endophitic fungi and that there is a significant difference in the degree of  colonization  in the different samples analyzed. In relation to the colonization, it was observed that Xylaria and Phomopsis were found in all organs sampled. The genera Alternaria and Fusarium demonstrated specificity in seed; Nigrospora and Aspergillus in leaf and Dothiorella in stem. The curves of accumulation of species for leaf and stem followed a similar pattern, showing a slow accumulation of species along the sampling, indicating that a larger sampling could result in a significant increment of new taxons.

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MAGALHÃES, Wagner Carlos Santos et al. ENDOPHITIC FUNGI DIVERSITY OF IN Eremanthus erythropappus (DC.) MACLEISH. CERNE, [S.l.], v. 14, n. 3, p. 267-273, sep. 2015. ISSN 2317-6342. Available at: <http://cerne.ufla.br/site/index.php/CERNE/article/view/262>. Date accessed: 17 sep. 2019.
Keywords
Endophitic fungi, candeia tree, biodiversity
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