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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:10, October, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(10): 348-354

Biodegradation of Pesticide using Fungi Isolated from Paddy Fields of Thanjavur District, India
M. Sangeetha1*, K. Kanimozhi1, A. Panneerselvam1 and R. Senthil Kumar2
1P.G and Research Department of Botany and Microbiology, A.V.V.M. Sri Pushpam College (Autonomous), Poondi-613503, India
2Department of Microbiology, PG Extension Centre, Bharathidasan University,
Perambalur-621107, India
*Corresponding author

Pesticide use raises a number of environmental concerns. Over 98% of sprayed insecticides and 95% of herbicides reach a destination other than their target species, including non-target species, air, water and soil. Although they improve the quality and yield of the agricultural product but do have certain serious effect on the environment. This study focuses on development of a method to reduce the environmental burden of the pesticide by way of biodegradation. In the present study, totally twenty two fungal isolates were screened. The isolates from agricultural soils were identified as filamentous fungi belonging to the phyla Ascomycota (7 genera), Deuteromycota (2) and Zygomycota (1).  Out of twenty two isolates, only two isolates were highly degrade the pesticide (chlorpyriphos) and form high level of biomass by Aspergillus fumigatus (93.6, 93.3%)  and A. niger (82.2, 77.4%) respectively.

Keywords: Pesticides, Biodegradation, Environment and Pollution.

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Sangeetha, M., K. Kanimozhi, A. Panneerselvam and Senthil Kumar, R. 2016. Biodegradation of Pesticide using Fungi Isolated from Paddy Fields of Thanjavur District, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(10): 348-354. doi:
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