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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(6): 161-170
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.506.020


A Comparative Study of Aeromycoflora in Traffic and Residential Areas of Haridwar City, India
Raushani Raj* and Namita Joshi
Department of Environmental Sciences, Kanya Gurukula Campus, Gurukula Kangri University, Haridwar (Uttarakhand), India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A comparative study of the aeromycoflora in traffic and residential areas of Haridwar City were studied during January- March 2014. The present work was based on the collection of fungal spores from the atmospheric air from the spore trapper technique. Potato Dextrose media was used for the present study. For air sampling, exposed Petri Plate method was used. The investigation showed variations in number as well as in the composition of fungal species of these areas. The maximum average value of colony forming unit of fungal colonies after plate exposure was recorded as 92.5 c/m3 from site II and its minimum average value was recorded as 60.75 c/m3 from site III. The study revealed that the fungal spores were the major components of the air micro flora of both the outdoor and indoor environment of Haridwar city.  A total of 13 types of fungi were recognized from both the outdoor and indoor environment and there were some species which could not be identified. Aspergillus and Penicillium were reported as dominant species of the outdoor environment where as Cladosporium was dominant species followed by Rhizopus and Mucor at residential areas. Other genera like Alternaria, Fusarium., Helminthosporium, were frequently recorded from both the cross-section circles of the city where as Trichoderma was the least dominant species occurred at both the outdoor and indoor environment.


Keywords: Aeromycoflora, Indoor and Outdoor environment, Relative humidity, Fungal spores.
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Raushani Raj and Namita Joshi. 2016. A Comparative Study of Aeromycoflora in Traffic and Residential Areas of Haridwar City, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(6): 161-170. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.506.020