Table 1: Number of viable fungi counts from each soil sample.

SoilCFU g−1*First selected isolatesGenera (number of colonies)Final selected isolates

14.5 × 10413Aspergillus (1), Byssochlamys (1), Fusarium (1), Penicillium (5), Trichoderma (2), unknown (3)3

23.5 × 1048Paecilomyces (1), Aspergillus (4), Cladosporium (1), Mucor (2), Penicillium (2), unknown (7)2

36.5 × 10417Acremonium (1), Penicillium (2), Trichoderma (1), unknown (4)6

47.0 × 1046Penicillium (3), unknown (3)0

56.5 × 1046Penicillium (1), unknown (5)0

*Colony-forming units per gram of dry soil.
Number of different strains isolated in pure culture based on colony morphology.
Number of fungal isolates that passed the semiquantitative screening at all pH values tested.