ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF ENDOPHYTIC FUNGI ISOLATED FROM FICUS RELIGIOSA L.
Geetha Saramanda*, Jyothi Kaparapu, N. Ravi Kumar and T. Byragi Reddy
Endophytes have received attention of the scientific community due to their capacity to produce novel bioactive compounds. In the present study is to isolate endophytic fungi from Ficus religiosa (Peepal) and to assess their antimicrobial activity against water borne pathogens. In this study six endophytic fungi were isolated from bark of peepal tree. Out of six endophytic two isolates showed the inhibition against test microorganisms. The isolate A.niger and Fusarium exhibited a high antimicrobial activity against E.coil (25mm) by agar well diffusion method. The results of the study suggest that endophytic fungi associated with peepal are potential agents for antimicrobial activity.
Keywords: Endophytic fungi, Antimicrobial activity, Peepal.
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