Role of Fungal Endophytes on Dieback of Dalbergia sissoo

  • B. P. Bashyal Natural Product Research Laboratory Royal Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, GPO Box 3323, Kathmandu
  • S. Joshi Natural Product Research Laboratory Royal Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, GPO Box 3323, Kathmandu
  • S. Shrestha Natural Product Research Laboratory Royal Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, GPO Box 3323, Kathmandu

Abstract

Seventy one endophytic fungi were isolated from the dying-back sissoo trees(Da1bergia sissoo) collected from various plant parts of different regions of Nepal. Their bioactivity against some common pathogenic microorganisms such as Pythium sp. and Geotrichium sp. were studied. The isolates were inoculated into the branches of fresh sissoo trees as well as healthy saplings of sissoo to evaluate their pathogenic effect. The isolates were not found pathogenic to Sissoo trees