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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2017; 5(2): 203-210             |        Available online, July 05, 2017

Diversity of air-borne mycoflora from indoor environment of library

Turkel Ayesha1 and Bhajbhuje  MN2*


1Post Graduate Department of Botany, RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur- 440 033 (M.S.) India

2Department of  Botany, Jawaharlal Nehru Mahavidyalaya, Wadi, Nagpur 440 023 (M.S.) India

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Received: 25.04.2017    |     Accepted: 29.06.2017    |      Published :05.07.2017

Aeromycoflora from Library is known to be significant in respect to allergies and also involve in deterioration of cellulosic and non-cellulosic library materials. Airborne fungal flora of the Central library of  R.T.M. Nagpur University Campus, Nagpur have been isolated at regular intervals for a month employing  gravity plate exposure technique. Altogether 1595 colonies categorized under 23 genera and 39 species were isolated.  Deuteromycota exhibited greater count of isolates with higher incidence followed by Ascomycota. Member of Basidiomycota did not persist. Cladosporium dominated the air of library exhibiting significant incidence.  Aspergillus was recorded with greater count of species whereas Botrytis, Chaetomium, Cladosporium, Cunninghamella, Drechslera, Nigrospora, Phoma, Phytophthora, Pyricularia, Pythium, Rhizopus, Torula, Trichoderma and Trichothecium were encountered on agar jelly with individual species.


Keywords: Aeromycoflora, indoor, library, allergy, saprophytes, biodeterioration; frequency.


Editor: Dr. R.G. Jadhao


Cite this article as:

Turkel Ayesha and Bhajbhuje  MN(2017) Diversity of air-borne mycoflora from indoor environment of library; International J. of Life Sciences, 5  (2): 203-210.



Authors are thankful to Dr. T. Srinivasu, Prof. & Head, P.G. Department of Botany for providing laboratory facilities and Dr.R.P. Thakre, Dr. Nitin Dongarwar for authentication of fungal isolates.


Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.



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