Fungi isolated from the rhizosphere of spring cruciferous plants

Barbara Majchrzak, Adam Okorski, Bogusław Chodorowski

Abstract


Fungal communities isolated from the rhizosphere of spring cruciferous plants were analysed in the study. It was found that the rhizosphere of crucifers was colonized primarily by fungi of the order Mucorales and of the genus Fusarium. Members of the genus Fusarium dominated in the rhizoplane. The roots of cruciferous plants secrete glucosinolates – secondary metabolites known for their antifungal properties, thus affecting the communities of soil-dwelling fungi.

Keywords


rhizosphere; cruciferous plants; fungi; Fusarium

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