FLORA AND FAUNA ISSN 2456-9364(Online) 0971-6920(Print)
2019 Vol.25 No.1 PP 19-25
Determination of Coprophilous fungal species and their diversity on the dung substrates
Kalpana Pal Ghadmal
Department of Botany,
Arts, Commerce, and Science College SATRAL,
*Corresponding Author E-mail: tapasekalpana8@gmail.com
Coprophils represent a diverse community of morphologically and physiologically specialised mycota which provides a biological force for the decomposition and recycling of animal faeces. Hence in the present investigation 12 fungal species were isolated from 3 herbivorous animal dung samples (Cow, Horse and Goat) collected from 3 areas (Rahuri, Sangamner and Shrirampur Tahsils). In that 6 microfungi and 4 macrofungi were observed. In the present study, 12 species of coprophilous fungi belonged to 3 classes. The majority of isolated species were belonging to Ascomycetes (05) followed by Basidiomycetes (04) and Zygomycetes (03) species. The highest number of isolated species were found associated with domestic Cow dung samples while minimal number with goat dung samples.

Key words : Coprophils, Herbivorous animal dung samples.
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