European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience

European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience


European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience
European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience
Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2018)

Biodiversity in phyllosphere mycoflora of Duranta erecta L. from polluted area


Satpute SB, Vanmare DJ

The phyllosphere mycoflora of Duranta erecta L. was studied during the different seasons of the year from MIDC Shendra (polluted area), Aurangabad (MS). The mycoflora were isolated and pure cultures were maintained on Potato dextrose agar. The phyllosphere mycoflora shows seasonal variation as well as quantitative and qualitative variation. A total of 20 fungal species were recorded by leaf wash and leaf print method in phyllosphere of Duranta erecta L. during different seasons. In the present study Alternaria alternata shows maximum percent frequency (27.4 % and 21 %), where as minimum percent frequency was experienced for Aspergillus carboniferous (0.46 % and 0.89 %) by leaf wash and leaf print method respectively. There was statistically significant variation in number of colonies among the fungal species as well as in various seasons (p=0.01). Higher number of colonies was recorded during winter (68.1 in LW, 69.2 in LP) followed by rainy (59.8 in LW, 66.5 in LP) and summer (14.3 in LW, 14.8 in LP) seasons in decreasing order due to favourable temperature, rainfall and relative humidity. The average number of colonies was 15.80 and 16.72, when measured by leaf wash and leaf print method respectively. The difference in the number of colonies was statistically significant (p=0.01) by both methods.
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Satpute SB, Vanmare DJ. Biodiversity in phyllosphere mycoflora of Duranta erecta L. from polluted area. European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience, Volume 6, Issue 3, 2018, Pages 26-28
European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience