CULTURAL DIAGNOSIS OF VARIOUS ISOLATES / STRAINS OF GANODERMA LUCIDUM
Renu Thakur*, B. M. Sharma and Deepak Sharma
Department of Plant Pathology, CSK HPKV, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh 176062 India.
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Received: 29-06-2015 Revised: 27-08-2015 Accepted: 08-10-2015
Ganoderma lucidum isolates growing naturally on wide variety of dead, decaying and living trees, such as Mango, Oei and Deodar were collected from Northern states of India. Morphological studies were done earlier, but identification of the species is not feasible through morphological investigations only, therefore, cultural characteristics of these isolates were investigated for analysing the variability at microscopic level. Results suggested that the G. lucidum isolates of temperate area were different from that of tropical isolates. On the basis of cultural characteristics, these isolates were grouped into different groups and subgroups exhibiting high level of variability among them. Further, to analyse the taxonomic degree of this divergence and variability, genetical examinations should be carried out.
Keywords: Culture, Ganoderma lucidum, Mango, Oei, Deodar, variability