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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(3): 520-527
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.503.061


A Study on Wood-Decaying Fungi from the Forests of Western Maharashtra, India
Mulchand M. Rathod*
S.S.M.M. Arts, Science and Commerce College, Pachora – 424 201, Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Wood-decaying polypores, referring to basidiomycetes having the capacity to decompose lignocelluloses, which decompose forest wastes and coarse woody debris (fallen trunks, branches, stumps etc.) are essential for the functioning of forest ecosystems. For the present study, from different sites of forests of Western Maharashtra, sixty five specimens, especially polypore fungi were collected and critically examined with respect to their macro and micro morphological characters, cultural behavior and enzyme tests. On the basis of the observations fifteen species of wood decaying polypores are identified. Out of the fifteen species of wood decaying polypores observed in the study area, two species of brown rot i.e. Daedalea africana and Daedalea quercina are described in the present paper. The specimens were characterised using microscopic and macroscopic parameters and chemical tests. Cultural study was made and cultural characteristics are described. Freehand sketches of the fungal forms and Camera-Lucida drawings are also given.


Keywords: Wood decaying polypores, Western Maharashtra, Basidiomycetes, White rot, Brown rot, Daedalea africana and Daedalea quercina
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Mulchand M. Rathod. 2016. A Study on Wood-Decaying Fungi from the Forests of Western Maharashtra, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(3): 520-527. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.503.061