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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2018; 6(2): 635-642      |                 Available online, April 28, 2018

Aeromycoflora of the Lake of Futala area, Nagpur (M.S.) India



Akare Anjali1 and Bhajbhuje MN2*


1Post Graduate Teaching Dept. 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 :10.02.2018   |   Accepted : 25.04.2018       |     Published : 28.04.2018

The spores of fungal origin are allergic and capable of causing allergenic responses in susceptible individuals. More than 80 per cent microfungal genera have been associated with the respiratory disorders. Epidemiological studies revealed that higher concentration of the fungal spores in the air proved allergic, however even very low concentration can cause serious diseases. In the present study, aeromycoflora from various locations of the Lake of Futala area was reported for a month. A population of 3187 fungal colonies falls under 18 genera and 37 species have been confined by culture plate exposure method. Members of Deuteromycota and Ascomycota were reported predominant contributing 39.8 and 38.9 per cent colony count respectively, followed by Zygomycota and sterile mycelia while Oomycota had least count of colonies. Members of Basidiomycota did not appear. Aspergillus was reported dominant in terms of count of colonies and number of species while Trichoderma viride, Cladosporium cladosporioides and Rhizopus stolonifer were encountered sub-dominant. Altogether eleven species of singe genus, Aspergillus have been reported from surrounding area of the Lake, followed by Curvularia with three species. Rhizopus, Phytophthora, Penicillium, Mucor, Fusarium, Cladosporium and Alternaria had two species each and remaining had single species. The concentration of spores of Aspergillus niger, A. flavus, Cladosporium cladosporioides, Curvularia lunata, Rhizopus stolonifer, R. microsporus and Trichoderma viride were reported most significant in the extramural environment of the Lake area understudy.


Keywords: Aeromycoflora, outdoor, saprobic, microbes, allergy, asthma, extramural.




Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan


Cite this article as:

Akare Anjali and Bhajbhuje MN (2018) Aeromycoflora of the Lake of Futala area, Nagpur (M.S.) India, Int. J. of. Life Sciences, Volume 6(2): 635-642. 


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



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