Basidiomycetes associated with decay of living ornamental trees
Blenda Naara Santos da Silva, Renata Cristina Martins Pereira, Sarah da Silva Costa, Julio Carlos Pereira da Silva, Maria Alves Ferreira
Journal Title:Revista Agraria Academica / Agrarian Academic Journal
Despite the high diversity of basidiomycetes in Brazil studies involving species attacking living trees are still scarce. Basidiomyceteous species associated with trunk rot of living trees were identified through morphological and phylogenetic analysis -β-tubulin, Internal Transcribed Spacer (ITS) and Large Subunit (28S). According to analyses, the isolates PD71 and PD72 have been identified as Perenniporia martiusand both PD75 and PD76 as Rigidoporus ulmarius. The identification of species associated with the rot of Delonix regiaand Cinnamomum zeylanicumbases and trunks is essential in evaluating the risk of falling and to control decay fungi in the living trees that are mainly used in the ornamentation ofstreets and squares.