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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2018; 6(2): 365-370       |                 Available online, April 25, 2018

Comparative study of effect of prescribe fire on fungal distribution in Rajaji National Park, Uttarakhand India

Dhiman Pooja 1*, Singh Padma 2, Mehta JP1, Kumari Sharesth1, Shafi Snober1


1Laborarory of forest ecology, Department of Botany and Microbiology, H.N.B. Garhwal University Srinagar, Uttarakhand 249161, India

2Department of Microbiology, Kanya Gurukul Campus, Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar, 249407, India

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Received : 08.02.2018     |      Accepted : 03.04.2018       |    Published : 25.04.2018

Prescribe fire used as a management tool by the foresters. It affects the biogeochemical cycle that may be positive or negative which completely depend on the duration and intensity of fire. After fire it leaves a short term and long term effect on soil property. Fungal spores are heat sensitive due to which they go under disturbance and take a long time to recolonize in their natural habitat. The present study designed to investigate the effect of prescribe fire on the fungal population at Raja ji National Park Uttarakhand, India. We examined the effects of burning on microfungal species in burnt and unburnt sites by soil dilution plate method. It would be interesting to know that the fungal population seemed to be decreased in burnt soil as compare to unburnt and quantitatively the fungal species were decline significantly on burnt site. Genera Aspergillus found to be dominated in both the sites but comparatively in burn it was 42% (less) and in unburnt it was 52% (high). Aspergillus fumigatus, Aspergillus versicolor, Rhizophus spp, Curvularia spp and Sterile colony C & D was absent in burnt site during the study.


Keyword: Prescribe fire, fungal population, ecosystem




Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan


Cite this article as:

Dhiman Pooja, Singh Padma, Mehta JP, Kumari Sharesth, Shafi Snober (2018) Comparative study of effect of prescribe fire on fungal distribution in Rajaji National Park, Uttarakhand India, Int. J. of. Life Sciences, Volume 6(2): 365-370.



This study was a part of the PhD thesis research at Department of Botany and Microbiology, H.N.B. Garhwal University, Srinagar India. The authors thank UGC, New Delhi for financial support.


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



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