Reclassification of Trichoderma Viride (TNAU), the Most Widely Used Commercial Biofungicide in India, as Trichoderma Asperelloides
Prasun K. Mukherjee*, Arup K. Mukherjee, Sandhya Kranthi
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2013
First Page: 7
Last Page: 9
Publisher Id: TOBIOTJ-7-7
Article History:Received Date: 27/04/2013
Revision Received Date: 14/05/2013
Acceptance Date: 16/05/2013
Electronic publication date: 11/6/2013
Collection year: 2013
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Trichoderma “viride” TNAU is the most widely used biofungicide in India with more than 250 registered commercial formulations being available. We have studied the phylogenetic position of this strain using a molecular marker and determined that this commercial strain is, in fact, a strain of Trichoderma asperelloides, and not T. viride. The implications of these findings on the registration and commercial distribution of biofungicides based on this strain has been discussed.