Natural Occurrence of Potential Fungal Biopesticide Nomuraea Rileyi (Farlow) Samson Associated with Agriculture Fields of Tamil Nadu, India and it s Compatibility with Metallic NanoparticlesKarthick Raja Namasivayam*, R S Arvind Bharani and Moinuddin Raqib Ansari
Department of Biotechnology, Sathyabama University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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- Karthick Raja Namasivayam
Department of Biotechnology, Sathyabama University
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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Received date: April 22, 2013; Accepted date: June 11, 2013; Published date: June 15, 2013
Citation: Namasivayam KR, Bharani RSA, Ansari MR (2013) Natural Occurrence of Potential Fungal Biopesticide Nomuraea Rileyi (Farlow) Samson Associated with Agriculture Fields of Tamil Nadu, India and it’s Compatibility with Metallic Nanoparticles. J Biofertil Biopestici 4:132. doi:10.4172/2155-6202.1000132
Copyright: © 2013 Namasivayam KR, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
In the present study, natural occurrence of major fungal biopesticide Nomuraea rileyi (Farlow) Samson associated with agricultural field soil in an area around TamilNadu, India was studied adapting culture dependentmethod. Agricultural field soil samples were collected from ten different sites. Soil dilution method was used toisolate N. rileyi. A total of 123 isolates of N.rileyi were obtained. Among the 10 sampling sites, Nomurea rileyi was isolated from 4 sites belonging to Hasthampatty (Salem) Rajakoil (Vellore) Vadavali (Coimbatore), Pullarakottai(Viruthunagar), High frequency of fungal occurrence was recorded in vadavali (60%) followed by Pullarakottai(17%), Hasthampatty (13%,) Rajakoil (10%). Non Nomurae rileyi strains belong to Beauveria sp and Metarhiziumsp were also isolated. Fungal occurrance was highly influenced by soil physico-chemical parameters. Effect ofmetallic nanoparticles such as silver, copper and the respective nanoparticles coated with chitosan on the posttreatment persistance of N. rileyi was also studied.Distinct effcet on the growth of N. rileyi was recorded in copper nanoparticles with high concentration.