African Journal of
Biotechnology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12227

Full Length Research Paper

Exploration of Sri Lankan soil fungi for biocontrol properties

Herath H. H. M. A. U.
  • Herath H. H. M. A. U.
  • Department of Plant Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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Wijesundera R. L. C.
  • Wijesundera R. L. C.
  • Department of Plant Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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Chandrasekharan N. V.
  • Chandrasekharan N. V.
  • Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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Wijesundera W. S. S.
  • Wijesundera W. S. S.
  • Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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  •  Received: 20 January 2017
  •  Accepted: 29 March 2017
  •  Published: 17 May 2017

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