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Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, volume 54 issue 1 (february 2020) : 1-9

Colonial and Morphological Characteristics of Soil Fungi from Jhum Land

Asangla Kichu, T. Ajungla, Gloria Nyenthang, Lydia Yeptho
1Department of Botany, Nagaland University, Lumami-798 627, Nagaland, India.
Cite article:- Kichu Asangla, Ajungla T., Nyenthang Gloria, Yeptho Lydia (2019). Colonial and Morphological Characteristics of Soil Fungi from Jhum Land. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research. 54(1): 1-9. doi: 10.18805/IJARe.A-5265.
Soil fungi represent one of the important microbial groups that are actively involved in enhancement of environmental quality and plant nutrient supply. Studying native soil fungal species and their accurate identification is crucial for contribution to the checklist of fungi. The present study aimed at isolation and identification of some soil fungi from Jhum land, Mokokchung district, Nagaland. Serial dilution method was used to isolate soil fungi on RBA (Rose Bengal Agar) and PDA (Potato Dextrose Agar) plates. Altogether fourteen fungal species belonging to genera Absidia, Alternaria, Aspergillus, Cladosporium, Fusarium, Geotrichum, Mortierella, Mucor, Penicillium and Trichoderma were identified by studying their macro- and micro-morphological characteristics.
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