PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF FUNGAL MACROFLORA IN MADRAS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE VEGETATION AND ECOLOGIAL ASPECTSMirfath Jahan, Jeya Rathi J., Kumar M. and Santhosh S.
The species diversity of macrofungi is present all over the world. Mushrooms play a vital role in maintaining ecological balance and in nutrient cycling. They are also used as food, medicine, bioremediation etc. In the present study, Belt Transect Quadrant method was opted and the diversity of mushroom was studied and found to be moderate diversity in Madras Christian College campus. Our future prospectus is to explore the medicinal and ecological importance of the mushrooms present in the study area and to conserve.