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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(3): 363-372
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.503.043


Seasonal Diversity of Rhizospheric Microfungi in Two Different Age Group of Tea Plantation in Tripura, Northeast India
A. Datta1*, K. Chakraborty2, C. Paul3 and B. K. Sharma4
1Department of Botany, Govt. Degree College Dharmanagar, Dharmanagar-799253, Tripura, India
2Department of Botany, Tripura University, Suryamaninagar-799022, Tripura, India
3Department of Forestry and Biodiversity, Tripura University, Suryamaninagar-799022,
Tripura, India
4Department of Microbiology, Tripura University, Suryamaninagar-799022, Tripura, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Seasonal diversity of rhizospheric microfungi associated with two different age group of tea plantation was examined by using serial dilution and soil plate methods on the Czapek’s Dox Agar medium supplemented with antibiotic Streptomycin. Identification and characterization of soil microfungi were done with the help of accessible manuals of fungi. Soil physico-chemical properties including  soil pH, electrical conductivity, moisture content, water holding capacity, bulk density, soil texture, organic carbon, organic matter, nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus content were also analyzed. A total of 32 fungal species and white sterile hyphae were isolated and identified from both the selected plantation sites. Among the identified fungal species, 2 species are belonging to the genus Alternaria, Fusarium and Rhizophus, 6 species belong to Aspergillus, 4 species belong to the genus Penicillium while 3 species are belong to the genus Verticillium. Only one species from each of the genus Bispora, Botrytis, Candida, Cephalosporium, Cladosporium, Culvularia, Dendropsis, Giocladium, Giotrichum, Helminthosporium, Humicola, Nigrospora and Trichoderma were also isolated and identified during the course of the work. Sterile hyphae were highly isolated from both the plantation sites. Aspergillus niger, Humicola brevis and Verticillium effusum were isolated throughout the year. The dominant genera in both the selected plantation were Aspergillus and Penicillium.


Keywords: Tea plantation, Soil microfungi, Seasonal diversity, Soil physiochemical properties.
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Datta, A., Chakraborty, K., Paul, C.  and Sharma, B. K. 2016. Seasonal Diversity of Rhizospheric Microfungi in Two Different Age Group of Tea Plantation in Tripura, Northeast India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(3): 363-372. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.503.043