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Table 2 Extracellular enzyme activities of 73 free-living rhizospheric fungi

From: Multifarious functional traits of free-living rhizospheric fungi, with special reference to Aspergillus spp. isolated from North Indian soil, and their inoculation effect on plant growth

Fungal isolates (n) Number of positive isolates (%) for Enzyme activities
Lipase Amylase Chitinase Cellulase
Alternaria (2 isolates) 2 (100) 2 (100) 2 (100) ND
Aspergillus (20 isolates) 20 (100) 16 (80) 8 (40) 8 (40)
Chlamydospora (1 isolate) 1 (100) ND ND ND
Curvularia (9 isolates) 9 (100) 5 (55.5) 2 (22.2) 5 (55.5)
Fusarium (1 isolates) 1 (100) ND 1 (100) 1 (100)
Hormodendrum (1 isolate) 1 (100) 1 (100) ND ND
Microsporum (2 isolates) 2 (100) 1 (50) 1 (50) ND
Monilia (2 isolates) 2 (100) 1 (50) 1 (50) 2 (100)
Monotospora (2 isolates) 2 (100) 2 (100) 2 (100) 1 (50)
Mucor (1 isolate) ND ND ND ND
Nigrospora (1 isolates) 1 (100) 1 (100) ND ND
Penicillium (3 isolates) 3 (100) 2 (66.6) ND ND
Rhizopus (2 isolates) 1 (50) ND 1 (50) ND
Trichoderma (2 isolates) 2 (100) 1 (50) ND 1 (50)
Trichophyton (2 isolates) 2 (100) 1 (50) ND 1 (50)
Trichothecium (1 isolate) ND ND ND ND
Verticillium (1 isolate) 1 (100) ND ND ND
Mycelia sterillia (5 isolates) 5 (100) 3 (6) 5 (100) 3 (60)
Unidentified (15 isolates) 15 (100) 9 (60) 4 (26.6) 8 (53.3)
Total number of isolates (73)     
Enzyme-producing isolates, total no. (%) 70 (95.89%) 45 (61.64%) 27 (36.98%) 30 (41.09%)
  1. n number of isolates of each identified genera
  2. P positive isolates for enzyme production, (%) = percentage of positive isolates
  3. ND not detected