Species Diversity and Antifungal Activity of Endophytic Fungi Isolated from Angelica gigas Nakai

Hyeok  Park1   Chung Ryul Jung2   Ahn-Heum  Eom1,*   

1Department of Biology Education, Korea National University of Education, Cheongju 28173, Korea
2Forest Medicinal Resources Research Center, National Institute of Forest Science, Yeongju 36040, Korea


Endophytic fungal strains were isolated from leaves, stems, and roots of Angelica gigas. The fungal strains were identified based on their morphological characteristics and molecular analysis of the internal transcribed spacer (ITS). A total 35 species of endophytic fungi were identified. The diversity between the endophytic fungal communities differed depending on the tissues of A. gigas. The isolated endophytic fungi were screened for antifungal activity against a pathogenic fungus, Phoma sp. Y11, using a dual culture method. Fourteen species of endophytic fungi showed the standout inhibition effect against the Y11 strain. The results suggest that the endophytic fungi isolated from A. gigas could be used as a biological control agent against leaf spot disease of A. gigas.

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Fig. 1. Non-metric multidimensional scaling (NMDS) plots of the endophytic fungal communities isolated from Angelica gigas. L1-L4, S1-S4, and R1-R4 indicate the endophytic fungal communities isolated from leaves, stems and roots of the host plants.