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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2017, Volume : 10, Issue : 11
First page : ( 3701) Last page : ( 3704)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2017.00671.0

Aeromycological Studies by Volumetric Sampler on Agar Plates in few Village Localities of Pondicherry Region

Nayak B. K.1,*, Prabhakar V.1, Nanda Anima2

1Department of Botany, K. M. Centre for Post Graduate Studies (Autonomous), Pondicherry-605008, India

2Department of Biomedical Engineering, Sathyabama University, Chennai-600119, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: bijuknayak@gmail.com

Online published on 26 March, 2018.


Fungi are omnipresent in nature and their dispersal found within and outside of different environments and organize the major portion of the suspended bioparticulate material in the air. An aeromycological survey of few village localities of Pondicherry region were conceded out by employing volumetric Burkard's personal sampler using PDA mediated petridishes during 2015–16. Air samplings were made for one year at intervals of 15 days for isolating the predominant fungi from the study sites at diurnal times viz., morning noon and evening. Altogether, 65 fungal species under 51 genera were isolated, among which Aspergillus spp were recorded as the dominant followed by Penicillium spp. The occurrence of spores was established variable in between the village localities. In daytime occurrence, noon time was found to harbor more number of spores in composition and concentration than morning and evening in the sites. Seasonal frequency of fungal spores was quite regular in their findings in our study, and showed the trend more in winter surveyed by summer and rainy. Fungi like Absidia, Alternaria, Cladosporium, Curvularia, Fusarium, Monascus, Mucor, Paecilomyces, Rhizopus, Trichoderma, Verticillium and Wallemia were also recorded in addition to aspergilli and penicilli. The spores of aspergilli and penicilli were found as predominant probably due to their wide host range, substrate adaptability and opportunistic nature. The professional variations and climatic variation had influence on manifestation of aeromycospora in the village localities.



Aero mycological studies, Village localities, Burkard's sampler on agar plates.


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