2019, VOLUME 6 ISSUE 2Pages: 171-175
Study on airborne fungal diversity in Kokrajhar Science College Campus, Assam, India
Junuwara Almina*, Miniswrang Basumatary, Suraj Kumar Nath and Mohesh Gogoi
*Department of Botany, Science College, Kokrajhar, BTC, Assam, India
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The present study deals with an investigation on the distribution of airborne fungi within Science College campus, Kokrajhar that has been conducted during 2018. The airborne fungal colonies were isolated through the settle plate method and studied. Total 117 airborne fungal colonies were isolated, of which 20 species belonging to 6 Classes and 9 genera could be identified in the study. Among them, Curvularia species were found the most prevalent in the college campus followed by Pythium, Penicillium, Rhizopus, Botrytis and Geotrichum in the month of May. In August, Aspergillus species was found to be highest followed by Curvularia, Penicillium, Rhizopus and Paecilomyces and Trichoderma respectively. Conspicuously Curvularia and Aspergillus were more abundant in both the indoor and outdoor environment of the college campus in May and August respectively.