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International Journal of Soil Science

Year: 2011  |  Volume: 6  |  Issue: 1  |  Page No.: 31 - 33

Mould Biodiversity of Certain Leaf Surface, Air and Soil Borne Mycoflora

Kavita Sharma


This review study focuses on mould biodiversity of certain airborne, soilborne and leaf surface mycoflora. Airborne mycoflora can be considered under outdoor and indoor environment, i.e., cold storage, Raipur City, Dwelling houses, Ocimum sanctum field whereas soilborne mycofloral study includes Darjeeling tea garden and Yumthang Valley and leaf surface mycoflora of Ocimum sanctum and effects of exudates on spore germination also studied. The studies revealed rich biodiversity of moulds in the different environment. Further fluctuation in air and soil fungal flora was observed as influenced by meteorogical parameters. Cladosporium, Penicillium and Aspergillus were found to be dominant in most of the aeromycoflora, whereas Aspergillus niger found to be dominant in soil.

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