Sunday , 16 May 2021

Studies on Diversity of Soil Micro Fungi from Nashik Tehsil, Maharashtra, India

Bhagwat M.G*, Saler R.S
Department of Botany, K.T.H.M. College, Nashik-02, India

A B S T R A C T
Soil microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi play an important role in soil fertility and promoting plant health. Soil harbours most of our planet’s undiscovered biodiversity. 10 soil samples of two ecosystems viz. Agricultural field and barren lands from 5 villages of Nashik tehsil were investigated for diversity among fungi. A total of 35 species belonging to 18 genera were isolated from both the agriculture fields and barren lands. The mycoflora were isolated by using soil dilution plate count method on Czapek’s Dox Agar medium supplemented with antibiotic Streptomycin. Identification and characterization of mycoflora were done with the help of manuals of fungi. The dominant genera in both the ecosystems were Aspergillus, Fusarium, Trichoderma species.

Keywords: Diversity, Nashik Tehsil, Fungi

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