ISOLATION AND TAXONOMIC CHARACTERISATION OF POTENTIAL ANTAGONISTIC SIMPLICILLIUM LANOSONIVEUM VJCH-19 FROM MANGROVES OF ADAVULADEEVI, ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIAAbstract
Objectives: The intention of the present study was to isolate and identify cultural conditions of potent fungal strain VJCH-19 with antagonistic activities isolated from mangrove ecosystems of Adavuladeevi, South coast, Andhra Pradesh, India. Methods: The soil samples were collected from the mangrove habitats and shade dried. The serial dilution plate technique was employed for the isolation of mangrove fungi by using Sabouraud dextrose agar and Czapek-Dox agar media. All the strains were screened for the production of antimicrobial compounds. The potential fungal strain was designated as VJCH-19. The identification of the strain was carried out based on cultural, micro-morphological and genomic characteristics. Results: The potent mangrove fungal strain VJCH-19 was identified as Simplicillium lanosoniveum. The secondary metabolites produced by the strain inhibited several bacteria and fungi. To check the nutrient adaptation, VJCH-19 was grown on different culture media and its morphological characters were observed. Conclusion: Among the twenty-five fungal strains, VJCH-19 was found to possess antimicrobial potential and the strain was identified as Simplicilium lanosoniveum VJCH-19.
C. Chiranjeevi and V. Muvva *
Department of Botany and Microbiology, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India.
07 August 2019
16 January 2020
03 March 2020
01 July 2020