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Original Research Article

Year: 2016 | Month: October-December | Volume: 1 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 19-24

An Approach to Studying Microfungal Succession on Decaying PineĀ  Needles Litter in Chandak Forest in the Presence of Cow Dung

Asha Tiwari1, Smriti Rawat2

1Department of Botany, M.B.P.G. College, Haldwani, Uttarakhand, India.
2L. S. M. Govt. P. G. College Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand, India.

Corresponding Author: Smriti Rawat


Fungi inhabiting Pine needles isolated by dilution plate technique. pH content of the decomposed Pine needles mixed with cow dung was 8.3 - 9.6. Soil moisture content was 68.7% in the month of September and minimum 24 % in the month of May. Eighty nine fungal species were recorded from litter samples examined throughout the year. Maximum fungal species 71 were found in the month of August and minimum 18 in the month of December.

Key words: microfungal, succession, Pine litter, needles, cow dung, decaying.

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