Indonesia as one of the megabiodiversity country has high biodiversity of plants, animals, and microbes. One of the microbeâ€™s biodiversity is mould inhabiting plant rhizosphere. Research and exploration on mould inhabiting plant rhizosphere in Gunung Mutis Natural Reserve, NTT has never been conducted before. The objective of the study was to isolate and identify mould inhabiting several horticulture and reforestation plants rhizosphere in Gunung Mutis Natural Reserve, NTT. The mould isolation method was based on direct inoculation. The
result showed that eight moulds genera with several species variants had been isolated. The isolated moulds genera were; Aspergillus, Cephalosporium, Cunninghamella, Eupenicillium, Fusarium (2 species), Paecilomyces, Penicillium (5 species), and Trichoderma.
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Key words: mould, rhizosphere, Gunung Mutis Natural Reserve, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), isolation, identification, direct innoculation