Acta Botanica Brasilica
versão impressa ISSN 0102-3306
COUTINHO, Flavia Paiva; CAVALCANTI, Maria Auxiliadora de Queiroz e YANO-MELO, Adriana Mayumi. Phosphate-solubilizing fungi isolated from a semiarid area cultivated with melon (Cucumis melo L. cv. gold mine). Acta Bot. Bras. [online]. 2011, vol.25, n.4, pp. 929-931. ISSN 0102-3306. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-33062011000400020.
Considering that little is known about the occurrence of phosphate-solubilizing fungi from areas cultivated with melon, the phosphate solubilization ability of filamentous fungi isolated in these areas was evaluated. Three hundred and eighteen filamentous fungal isolates belonging to 23 genera were evaluated, besides Aphyllophorales and Mycelia sterilia. From those, 52 were able to solubilize P: Aphyllophorales (2), Aspergillus (34), Penicillium (10) and Rhizopus (6). These results will contribute to subsidizing further research regarding the capacity of these fungi to solubilize other sources of phosphate applied to the melon crop, as well as indicate the need for a screening program to select those with higher capacity and potential for solubilization.
Palavras-chave : fertilization; filamentous fungi; microorganism; San Francisco Valley.