By Vidya GA and Soumitra Banerjee
CIIRC-Jyothy Institute of Technology, Bangalore, Karnataka
The genus Tricoderma is one of the most abundant fungi that have been shown to be present in all climatic zones. As such, it can be found in virtually all soils or rotting wood given that they are found in the roots of plants. However, this fungi can also be found on various parts of plants including the leaves, seeds and grains. Tricoderma fungi can be found in many more habitats compared to other types of fungi. They are also more prevalent because they have developed the capacity to attack other fungi.
Fig. Fungal growth found on a nutrient agar plate
Fig. Filamentous Trichoderma fungus observed under foldscope