International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Special Issue 3, Part D (2017)
Airborne fungal diversity of Nagbhid (M.S.) India
VM Mohture, AN Korpenwar
Airborne fungal spores play a significant role in majority of fungal infections in humans and animals. Outdoor air is the major source of fungal infections in indoor environments. Their concentration in the atmosphere is the result of interaction between biological and environmental factors. The present investigation was carried out at Nagbhid from February 2014 to January 2015 to assess the qualitative and quantitative occurrence of fungal spore during different seasons and months of the year. 30 fungal types and 6 other types were identified out of the total catch of 8239 spores. Aspergilli formed the major component of the aerospora constituting 17.27% of the total fungal catch followed by Cladosporium (16.40%), Nigrospora (8.23%), Alternaria (7.60%), Smut spores (6.14%), Curvularia (4.38%) and Uredospores (2.32%). Highest fungal counts were obtained in the month of December 2014 and lowest in the month of May 2014. A significant positive correlation was found in fungal counts with temperature, relative humidity and rainfall.
How to cite this article:
VM Mohture, AN Korpenwar. Airborne fungal diversity of Nagbhid (M.S.) India. International Journal of Applied Research. 2017; 3(3S): 116-118.