Diversity of microfungi of Mahadevpoor forest, Karimnagar district, Telangana
Dr. Azizur Rahman Khan
Forest ecosystems, as ‘host of biodiversity’, provide sustainability for life on earth. Forests can host a diverse community of fungal species with various effects on their host trees. The present study was aimed to carry out a detailed investigation on the occurrence and distribution of microfungi associated with the forest area for a period of two years. The collected plant material was examined for microfungi and identified using compound microscope. A total of fifty fungal genera representing 58 species were identified. Of total 58 species identified 6 belonged to new genera and 8 new species. 58 microfungi species and 50 genera belong to Ascomycotina, Myxomycotina and Deuteromycotina. The results of the present study revealed dominance of fungal species and diversity in the Mahadevpoor forest.