Year : 2014  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 64-70

Survey of all mycobiota associated with rhizosphere and rhizoplane of different cultivated plants in new reclaimed soil, upper Egypt, and examination of the most common fungal isolates to produce mycotoxins

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

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Waill A Elkhateeb
Department of Chemistry of Microbial Natural Products, National Research Center, Tahrir Street, Dokki, Giza 12311

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1687-4315.135599

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This survey was designed to study the diversity and occurrence of rhizosphere and rhizoplane fungi in the protectorate of Assiut in Egypt, followed by testing the ability of the most common isolated fungal strains to produce mycotoxins. Not many mycological studies have been carried out to describe the fungal flora of this area, which will be of great significance for the endemic mycobiota. Rhizosphere and rhizoplane samples were collected from the protectorate of Assiut, which represents one of the largest distinctive regions of newly reclaimed soil at the Assiut Governorate. The identification of the isolated fungi during our investigation was carried out using the morphological and microscopic features according to many references and confirmed by the Assiut University Mycology Center (AUMC). The most common four fungal species were examined for their capability to produce mycotoxins; in addition, chemical confirmatory tests for mycotoxins were examined.

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