Diversity and Seasonal Variation of Soil Fungi Isolated from Surrounding Area of Upper Lake, Bhopal Madhya Pradesh.

Aarti Kaushal, Ranjana Singh


Diversity and seasonal variation of soil fungi isolated from surrounding area of Upper Lake were studied for a period of twenty four months by using baiting and plating technique. A total of 55 genera and 94 species were recorded from surrounding area of Upper Lake. Out of the total  64 and 56 fungi in the summer season, 54 and 38 in winter and 42 and 32 in rainy season  recorded in the year 2008-09 to 2009-2010 respectively. A marked seasonal variation in mycoflora has been found. Fungi have been divided in to Summer, Rainy and Winter types based on their occurance.Seasonality in the fungal flora was also correlated with varying ecologic factor viz. tem. Rainfall and relative humidity. In the present investigation mycoflora recorded was not much differ from previously reported soil fungi in different habitat.

Keywords- Diversity / Seasonal variations/ Soil fungi /surrounding area of Upper Lake/Bhopal.

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