Table 1.

Endophytes studied and the host plant species from which the endophytes were isolated

EndophyteaHighest-homology organism (maximum % identity)bHost plantIsolation mediumc
E2524AAlternaria sp. (100)Annonaceae, Annona muricataPDA
E2914AAlternaria dauci (100)Malvaceae, Malva alcea1:10 PDA
E2910BBionectria sp. (99)Gesneriaceae, Drymonia semicordata1:10 PDA
E2705GPlectosphaerella sp. (94)Piperaceae, Piper arboretum1:10 PDA
E3432OEdenia gomezpompae (99)Fabaceae, Erythrina smithiana1:10 GAM
E2702CGuignardia mangiferae (99)Melastomataceae, Axinaea sodiroi1:10 PDA
E2611ALasiodiplodia sp. (100)Moraceae, Naucleopsis oblongifoliaWA
E2711APestalotiopsis microspora (100)Monimiaceae, Siparuna aspera1:10 PDA
E2712APestalotiopsis microspora (100)Myrtaceae, Psidium guajava1:10 PDA
E2708APestalotiopsis microspora (100)Mimosaeae, Calliandra angustifolia1:10 PDA
E2911HPestalotiopsis microspora (100)Commelinaceae, Dicrorisandra uleiPDA
E3317BPestalotiopsis microspora (100)Annonaceae, Annona muricataWA
E3412FPestalotiopsis microspora (99)Fabaceae, Lonchocarpus glabrescens1:10 PDA
E3314APestalotiopsis sp. (100)Sterculiaceae, Guazuma ulmifolia1:10 PDA
E2520APestalotiopsis microspora (99)Myrtaceae, Psidium acutangulumPDA
E3432KPhaeosphaeria sp. (95)Fabaceae, Erythrina smithianaPDA
E2104ENectria sp. (97)Onagraceae, Fuschia hybrida1:10 PDA
E2705BPleosporales sp. (99)Piperaceae, Piper arboretum1:10 GAM
E2812APleosporales sp. (99)Sterculiaceae, Theobroma kakauWA
E2719AZopfiella karachiensis (99)Myrtaceae, Psidium guajavaWA
  • a Each distinct fungal isolate was given a unique identification number.

  • b DNA sequence identity for each endophyte was determined by ITS-5.8s rDNA sequencing and comparison to sequences in the GenBank database.

  • c PDA, potato dextrose agar; 1:10 PDA, 1:10 dilution of potato dextrose medium in water agar; 1:10 GAM, 1:10 dilution of glycerol arginine medium in water agar; WA, water agar.