Season Habitat Leaf Stem Total
No. of samples No. of samples yielding fungi No. of isolates No. of species Infection Rate (%) No. of samples No. of samples yielding fungi No. of isolates No. of species Infection Rate (%) No. of isolates No. of species Infection Rate (%)
Oct. Under-Forestry 44 43 76 13 97.73 44 44 94 10 100.00 170 15 98.86
  Naked 36 26 44 8 72.22 48 48 83 10 100.00 127 13 88.10
  Total 80 69 120 13 86.25 82 82 177 12 100.00 297 15 95.83
Jan. Under-Forestry 48 47 79 11 97.92 48 48 159 11 100.00 238 13 98.96
  Naked 48 46 72 11 95.83 48 48 192 11 100.00 264 12 97.92
  Total 96 93 151 11 96.88 96 96 251 12 100.00 502 13 98.44
Apr. Under-Forestry 52 42 74 14 80.77 52 52 214 16 100.00 288 18 90.38
  Naked 50 31 43 10 62.00 50 50 128 14 100.00 171 15 81.00
  Total 102 73 117 14 71.57 102 102 342 17 100.00 459 18 85.78
Total Under-Forestry 144 132 229 16 91.67 144 144 467 17 100.00 696 18 95.83
  Naked 134 103 159 12 76.87 146 146 403 15 100.00 562 15 88.93
  Total 278 235 388 16 84.53 280 280 770 17 100.00 1058 18 93.09
Table 1: Effects of season, habitat, and plant tissue on the infection and isolation rates of endophytic fungi.