Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2011, Volume: 4, Issue: 5, Pages: 558-560
Department of Botany and Microbiology, Govt. V.Y.T. P.G. (Auto.) College, Durg, (C.G.), India
A systematic aeromycological survey of four public parks of Bhilai Township in terms of sporal diversity and number was carried out during July 2009 to June 2010. A total of 22 genera of fungi having 37 species were recorded during the study period. Aeromycosporal diversity was maximum in the month of November (152) followed by October (148). Overall highest prevalence of fungal types was represented by Aspergillus (06 spp.) followed by Alternaria and Curvularia (04 spp. each) respectively. Aspergillus niger was found as most frequent (91.66%) fungal species followed by Alternaria alternata (83.33 %).The highest percentage contribution (9.34%) was observed for Alternaria alternata. Aeromycological data may be useful in terms of community health management and environment point of view.
Keywords: Aeromycology, public parks, Alternaria, Aspergillus, Curvularia, health
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