Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences Paper

Vol.12, Issue 1, 2010; Page No.(103-108)

FREQUENCY AND ABUNDANCE OF MARINE FUNGI OF SOUTH INDIA

GAYATRI R. NAMBIAR AND K. RAVEENDRAN

Abstract

During the course of marine mycological study of South Indian coastal water bodies 82 marine fungi, including 54 Ascomycetes, 2 Basidiomycetes and 26 Mitosporic fungi were encountered. Coastal water bodies of Kerala supported maximum marine fungal diversity (61) than Tamil Nadu (49). Thirty one species were encountered exclusively from Kerala. Twenty two were exclusively isolated from the coastal water bodies of Tamil Nadu. Twenty seven species were found to be common in both states. 26 Arenicolous fungi and 25 Manglicolous fungi fungi were also obtained from south India. Corollospora indica and Corollospora gracilis are new record for Tamil Nadu.

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