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Internal mycobiota of marine macroalgae from the Tamilnadu coast: distribution, diversity and biotechnological potential

Trichur S. Suryanarayanan, Ambayeram Venkatachalam, Nagamani Thirunavukkarasu, Jagadesan P. Ravishankar, Mukesh Doble and Venkatachalam Geetha
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Eleven brown algae, six green algae and eight red algae occurring along the coast of Tamilnadu state, southern India were screened for their fungal endophyte assemblages. The green algae had a low diversity of endophytes but were more densely colonized. The brown algae supported a higher diversity of endophytes. There were a few dominant endophyte species with a wide host range and several with low colonization frequency that were restricted to a few algal species. The endophytes produced bioactive compounds that inhibited bacteria, an alga and a fungus. They also produced antioxidants and insecticidal metabolites.

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Received: 2010-4-11
Accepted: 2010-7-21
Published Online: 2010-09-16
Published Online: 2010-09-16
Published in Print: 2010-10-01

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