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A STUDY OF AIR BORNE FUNGAL DISTRIBUTION AND SPECIES DIVERSITY IN HILL FORT REGION OF CHANNAGIRI, KARNATAKA, INDIA
S. Thirumala1*, Pradeep Nathu M.1 and H. B. Aravinda2
1Department of Environmental Science, Government First Grade College Davangere, Karnataka, India.
2Department of Civil Engineering, Bapuji Institute of Engineering and Technology, Davangere, Karnataka, India.
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Air borne fungi of Hill fort region of Channagiri is studied with help of Petriplate exposure method using Pottato dextrose agar media, petriplate exposure time is 15min. Sampling is taken in the month of January 2013 total 74 fungal colonies represented 07 fungal types were observed during the present investigation period. Environmental condition plays an importance role in the distribution of the fungal spores. Out of 07 fungal species most numbers of fungi are anamorphic groups. The fungal species were Aspergillus, Pencillium, Curvilaria, Cladosporium, Fusarium Rhizopus, Alternaria species were identified. Aspergillus species (47.2%) showing maximum contribution is observed where as Rhizopus shows minimum contribution.
Key Words: Fungal species, Channagiri city.