Current Research in Microbiology

Diversity of the Rhizosphere Soil Culture-Dependent Fungi of Mature Tobacco

Xiaolin Li, Xinzhu Li, Kewei Zhao, Ran Wang and Xiaoping Zhang

DOI : 10.3844/ajmsp.2011.9.14

Current Research in Microbiology

Volume 2, Issue 1

Pages 9-14


Problem statement: The maturation of tobacco is a very important period of tobacco production. Until recently, there are no many reports on tobacco rhizospheric culturable fungi, especially at the mature stage. Approach: Five rhizosphere soils of tobacco and five non-rhizosphere soils of tobacco were collected in Yanbian county, Panzhihua. Sixty-one fungal strains isolated from these soil samples were analyzed by 18S rDNA PCR-RFLP. And 14 representative strains of them were chosen for 18S rDNA sequencing. Results: The results indicated that most of the quantity of fungi of most rhizosphere soils was bigger than rhizosphere’s. All strains can be clustered together at similar of 67% in the analyzing of 18S rDNA PCR-RFLP. The strains came from one sample were not always clustered together always, whereas the strains which came from rhizosphere soils or non-rhizosphere soils often clustered together. Conclusion: The results of 18S rDNA sequencing showed that dominant fungal species of non-rhizosphere soils were more abundant than rhizosphere. The culture-dependent fungal quantity, community structure and diversity of rhizosphere soil of mature tobacco were affected by the worsening environment of later stage of tobacco.


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