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Studies on Soil Mycoflora in Coastal Area of Tuticorin Dt., Tamilnadu, India
Ashok1*, G. Senthilkumar1, A. Panneerselvam1 and K. Umamagheswari2
1Research Department of Botany and Microbiology, A.V.V.M Sri Pushpam College (Autonomous), Poondi - 613 503, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
2Department of Chemistry, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli-627 012, India
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A total of 39 isolates of mycoflora were isolated from soil samples collected from coastal area of Tuticorin Dt., Tamil Nadu, India. The soil mycoflora were isolated by using soil dilution technique. Based on morphological characteristics, fourteen genera of mycoflora were identified namely, Aspergillus (17 species), Penicillium (7 species), Alternaria, Curvularia, Fusarium (2 species each), Acrophialophora, Botryotrichum, Choanephora, Helminthosporium, Mammaria, Trichocladium, Trichoderma, Trichurus and Verticillium (1 species each). The most common species isolated was A. niger followed by P.  javanicum, Alternaria humicola, A.  sulphureus, Fusarium moniliforme, P.  funiculosum, P.  nigricans, P.  spinulosum, Trichoderma polysporum and Trichurus spiralis. From the present study, it appears that the coastal soils contain a mycoflora reservoir comprising of a variety of genera which contributes significantly to the ecological functioning of a marine ecosystem.

Keywords: Soil Mycoflora, Coastal Area Tuticorin, India,Aspergillus, Penicillium, Alternaria, Curvularia,Fusarium
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Ashok, G., G. Senthilkumar, A. Panneerselvam and Umamagheswari, K. 2016. Studies on Soil Mycoflora in Coastal Area of Tuticorin Dt., Tamilnadu, India.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 4(2): 39-55
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2016.402.005
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