Mitosporic Fungi

Publication Title: 
Mycoses

In vitro studies of water extracts of plants such as Terminalia chebula, Punica granatum, Delonix regia and Emblica officinalis were found to be detrimental to test dermatophytes.

Author(s): 
Dutta, B. K.
Rahman, I.
Das, T. K.
Publication Title: 
Phytotherapy research: PTR

In this study, twenty-eight South Indian medicinal plants were screened for their anti-fungal activity against six species of fungi (Trichophyton mentagrophytes, T. rubrum, T. soudanense, Candida albicans, Torulopsis glabrata, and C. krusei). Three plant species extracts, Celastrus paniculatus, Eriodendron anfractuosum and Ficus glomerata showed inhibitory activity. An aqueous extract of galls of Terminalia chebula showed inhibitory effects on three dermatophytes (Trichophyton spp.) and three yeasts (Candida spp.). Seeds extract of T. chebula inhibited only the growth of T. glabrata.

Author(s): 
Vonshak, A.
Barazani, O.
Sathiyamoorthy, P.
Shalev, R.
Vardy, D.
Golan-Goldhirsh, A.
Publication Title: 
Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Endophytic fungi represent an interesting group of microorganisms associated with the healthy tissues of terrestrial plants. They represent a large reservoir of genetic diversity. Fungal endophytes were isolated from the inner bark segments of ethnopharmaceutically important medicinal tree species, namely Terminalia arjuna, Crataeva magna, Azadirachta indica, Holarrhena antidysenterica, Terminalia chebula, and Butea monosperma (11 individual trees), growing in different regions of southern India. Forty-eight fungal species were recovered from 2200 bark segments.

Author(s): 
Tejesvi, Mysore V.
Mahesh, Basavanna
Nalini, Monnanda S.
Prakash, Harishchandra S.
Kini, Kukkundoor R.
Subbiah, Ven
Shetty, Hunthrike S.
Publication Title: 
Ying Yong Sheng Tai Xue Bao = The Journal of Applied Ecology / Zhongguo Sheng Tai Xue Xue Hui, Zhongguo Ke Xue Yuan Shenyang Ying Yong Sheng Tai Yan Jiu Suo Zhu Ban

Rice blast is one of the main rice diseases. In order to discuss the occurrence regularity and improve the veracity of forecasting, the effects of ecological factors on infecting process, such as rice growth period, cultivar resistance, temperature, precipitation, and fertilization of nitrogen, were studied quantitatively. The results showed that adhering conidia on leaves, or ratio of infection was negatively correlative with the growth period of rice.

Author(s): 
Ding, Kejian
Tan, Genjia
Gao, Zhimou
Ji, Boheng
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