International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences
ISSN: 2319-7692 Volume 1 Number 1 (2012) pp.29–33

Diversity of fungi in selected mangroves along the east coast of India

1*R. Thamizhmani, and 2R. Senthilkumaran

1Department of Microbiology, Regional Medical Research Institute, Port Blair,
Andaman and Nicobar Islands. India.

2Department of Microbiology, King Nandhivarman College of Arts & Science, Thellar,
Thiruvanamalai District, Tamilnadu, India -604 406.
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Diversity of fungi in mangrove along the East coast in India was studied in terms of species diversity, frequency of occurrence in Ariyankuppam (S1), Thenkaithettu (S2), T.R.Pattanam (S3) and Muthukuda (S4) of the estuarine system.  Among the 80 species of fungi isolated, totally 43 species were isolated from sediment samples followed by water with 41 species.  Among the fungal members Aspergillus was common genus represented with 17 species followed by Cladosporium 9 species Alternaria and Penicillium with 7 species respectively.

Keywords : Mangrove fungi; Physico-Chemical parameters; Species diversity; Frequency of occurrence