Short communication: Microfungal diversity on leaves of Eusideroxylon zwageri, a threatened plant species in Sarawak, Northern Borneo

A. Lateef, Adebola and Muid, Sepiah and Mohamad H., Bolhassan and Mansor, Wan Zamir (2015) Short communication: Microfungal diversity on leaves of Eusideroxylon zwageri, a threatened plant species in Sarawak, Northern Borneo. Biodiversitas, 16 (2). pp. 264-268. ISSN 2085-4722

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Adebola AL, Sepiah M, Bolhassan MH, Wan Zamir M. 2015. Microfungal diversity on leaves of Eusideroxylon zwageri, a threatened plant species in Sarawak, Northern Borneo. Biodiversitas 16: 264-268. A survey of the microfungal communities on green leaves and leaf litters of an endangered plant species, Eusideroxylon zwageri Teijsm. & Binn. (belian) was carried out for the first time. A total of 200 leaf segments were plated on both water agar and malt extract agar. 74 fungal species were identified from both leaf types with more fungal taxa found on the green leaves, with a Shannon diversity index of 3.85 compared to that on litters, 2.63 and the similarity between the microfungal communities on both leaf types was low with a Bray-Curtis similarity index of 0.366. The most dominant species on both leaf types includes Aphanocladium areanarum, Trichoderma koningii, Nectria sp., Chalara pteridina, Hyphomycetes sp.3, hyaline Mycelia sterilia, Circinotrichum sp., Phoma sp., Acremonium macroclavatum, Chaetopsina sp., Physarum sp., Beltrania rhombica and Colletotrichum acutatum.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Endophytic, green leaves, leaf litters, new record, saprophytic, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2016 07:16
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2017 01:04
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/10731

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