Rane, Gauri , Gandhe, Ravindra .
Studies on the occurrence and distribution of fungi from different Indian soils.
In the present investigation various types of soils viz. cultivated, uncultivated, river and forest soils from different districts of Maharashtra, India are collected and inoculated for the study of fungal population. Total 254 species belonging to 56 species were isolated from these soils. These fungi showed distinct seasonal variation. As far as the diversity is concerned, Deuteromycotina species were dominant from all soil types and Aspergillus was the dominant genus. Maximum number of species was isolated from river soils, cultivated soils, forest soils and uncultivated soils respectively. Distinct and remarkable seasonal variation was observed in the soil mycoflora. Nearly all the isolated fungi showed seasonal variation. However some of them also exhibited regular seasonal occurrence. Maximum number of fungal species was isolated during winter season and minimum during summer season. Statistically there is significant and remarkable correlation between pH, water holding capacity and occurrence of fungal species from all soil types. Little less significant correlation wsa observed between temperature and number of species. Six species of Chaetomium and one variety of Circinella Indica is proposed as new species.
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1 - Moolji Jaitha College, Botany, Jalgaon, Maharashtra, 425 002, India
2 - Modern College, Botany, Pune, Maharashtra, 411 005, India
Presentation Type: Poster:Posters for Sections
Location: Exhibit Hall (Northeast, Southwest & Southeast)/Hilton
Date: Sunday, July 8th, 2007
Time: 8:00 AM