Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences Paper

Vol.12, Issue 3, 2010; Page No.(533-535)

ARENICOLOUS MARINE FUNGI OF KERALA (INDIA)

GAYATRI. R. NAMBIAR AND K. RAVEENDRAN

Abstract

The frequency of marine fungi from sand buried wood collected from 5 beaches of Kerala was assessed. Altogether 22 arenicolous fungi were obtained including 15 Ascomycetes, 1 Basidiomycete and 6 Mitosporic fungi. Cirrenalia pygmea and Clavatospora bulbosa were common to all location. In terms of percent frequency of occurrence the most frequent species encountered are Corollospora filiformis (15.03 %), Cirrenalia pygmea (13.07 %) and Trichocladium achrasporum (11.11%). Ten species were frequently recorded while three species, Dryosphaera tropicalis, Clavatospora bulbosa and Zalerion maritimum were obtained occasionally. Six species were rare in occurrence.

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