Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 1 No. 2

Fungal Associates of Terminalia chebula, Terminalia bellirica and Emblica officinalis

Monika Thakur and Anand Sagar*

Department of Biosciences, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla - 171 005 India.

Received on 28 September 2007 and accepted on 17 October 2007



Fungal associates of three medicinal plants (Harar, Bahera and Amla) were isolated. Rhizosphere soil samples of Terminalia chebula, Terminellia bellirica and Emblica officinalis revealed the presence of thirteen, fifteen and thirteen species of fungi respectively. On screening these soil samples for the presence of VAM fungal spores, total seventeen species belonging to four genera (Acaulospora, Entrophospora, Gigaspora and Glomus) were isolated from these plants. Further seven genera of endophytic fungi were also isolated from the leaf, bark and root segments of Terminalia chebula (3 spp.), Terminalia bellirica (4 spp.) and Emblica officinalis (4 spp.).

Keywords : Rhizosphere, VA Mycorrhiza, Endophytes, Endomycorrhiza, Medicinal Plants.