Study of the fungus flora of the Lahore soils

  • Hukam Chand


The present investigations show that the soil fungi are almost cosmopolitan. If detailed work is pursued, no doubt practically all the genera and many of the species reported from Europe and America could be found. Regarding the total number of the organisms, it has been found that the temperature plays a very important part as also the moisture contents of the soil.Aspergilli andPenicillii occur in the largest number in the soil and either the former or the latter will predominate depending upon whether the temperature is high or low.

About twenty species of fungi have been recorded by the author. Of these some are new records.


Paddy Soil Soil Fungus Erythrosin Fungus Flora Mucor Circinelloides 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

List of literature cited

  1. 1.
    Brierley, W. B.Soil Fungi (in Micro-Organisms of Soil by Sir John Russell), Longmans, Green & Co., London, 1923.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Butler, E. J. “An account of the GenusPythium and some Chytridiaceæ,”Mem. Dept. Agr. India, Bot. Ser., 1907, No. 5,1: 1–160, pl. 10.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Chaudhuri, H., and Sachar, G. S. “A study of the fungus flora of the Punjab soils,”Ann. Myc., 1932, 90.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Galloway, L. D. “Indian soil fungi,”Ind. Jour. Agric. Sci., 1936,6, Pt. 3.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Ginai, M. A. “Further contribution to our knowledge of Indian Coprophilous Fungi,”Jour. Ind. Bot. Soc., 1936,15, No. 5, 269–284.Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Mahju, A. N. “A contribution to our knowledge of Indian Coprophillous fungi,”Jour. Ind. Bot. Soc., 1933,12, No. 2, 153–64.Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    RawlinsA Book of Botanical and Phytopathological Methods, 1933.Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Mason, E. W. “Annotated account of fungi. Bureau of Mycology,”List II, 1928.Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Thakur and Norris “A Biochemical study of soil Fungi with special reference to ammonia production,”Ind. Inst. of Sci., 1928,11A, 141.Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Waksman, S. A.Principles of Soil Microbiology, 1927.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Indian Academy of Sciences 1937

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hukam Chand
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyPanjab UniversityLahore

Personalised recommendations