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Study of Seasonal Variation of Aeromycoflora of Railway Station, Janjgir-Naila, Janjgir, CG, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Botany Research Centre-Government Nagarjuna (P.G.) College of Science, Raipur, PT. R.S.S. University, Raipur (C.G.), India
  • 2Govt. Rajiv Lochan College, Rajim District-Gariaband (C.G.), India
  • 3Department of Botany Research Centre-Government Nagarjuna (P.G.) College of Science, Raipur, PT. R.S.S. University, Raipur (C.G.), India

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 5, Issue (5), Pages 67-76, May,10 (2016)

Abstract

The study of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, pollen grains, fungal spores, insects and molds, which are found in the air and passively transported by air, is called as Aerobiology. The present investigation was undertaken to study of seasonal variation of aeromycoflora of railway station, Janjgir-Naila, Janjgir (C.G.), India. The investigation was carried out from March 2014 to February 2015, by using the gravity petri plate method for the isolation of aeromycoflora with sterile PDA medium at monthly intervals. In this investigation period total 543 fungal colonies represented by 16 fungal types. Out of 543 fungal colonies, maximum numbers of fungal colonies (308) were isolated during winter season, moderate (148) during rainy season and minimum (87) during summer season. Cladosporium cladosporioides was most dominant aeromycoflora followed by Aspergillus niger and Penicillium species. Aspergillus, Alterneria, Cladosporium, Curvularia, Penicillium, Rhizopus sp. are the pathogenic and allergic in nature.

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