• FEYROZ RAMADAN HASSAN Dept.of Plant Protection, College of Agricultural and Engineering sciences, University of Duhok, Kurdistan Region -Iraq
  • SAMIR KHALAF ABDULLAH Medical Laboratory Technology Department,Alnoor University College, Nineva-Iraq
  • LAZGEEN HAJI ASSAF General Directorate of Agriculture-Duhok, Kurdistan Region-Iraq
Keywords: Beauveriabassiana, endophytic fungi, biomass production, cucumber leaves


Beauveriabassianaas an endophyte fungus was isolated for the first time from cucumber leaves in Duhok province, Kurdistan region, Iraq.  The identification was based on molecular and morphological analyses. Morphological description matched well with its molecular analysis using ITS (Internal Transcribed Spacer region). Cultivation of B. bassiana isolate on rice and wheat grains as liquid and solid media have shown that the weight, sporulation and germination of the fungus differs significantly between two grains,  the maximum weight of the fungus achieved when cultured on rice based medium as liquid (cooked rice) compared to wheat based medium. Inverse results recorded in the case of solid media that the maximum weight ofB. bassiana achieved on wheat compared to rice medium.


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