Altheae rosea as a source of endophytic fungi and antimicrobial activity

Author(s): El-Maghraby OMO, Abdel-Wahab MA, Maghraby TA and Shebany YM

A study was conducted to isolate and identify of endophytic fungi from Altheae rosea (medicinal plant). Nine hundred and thirteenth isolates were recovered from leaves and roots (old and young) of Altheae rosea plants, which belonging to 48 species of 25 genera, and deal with the effect of different organ extracts (fruits, leaves, roots and stems) of Altheae rosea which extracted by (n-hexane) on Bacillus subtillus and Staphylococcus aureus. In general the most sensitive bacteria was Bacillus subtillus and the most active organs were fruit followed by stems, roots and leaves.

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