Isolation, Identification and Characterization of Fungi from Vinoba Bhave University Campus, Hazaribag District
Fungi play a very significant role in the soil complex, and equally, it is very important for the soil ecosystem. In the present study, seven different soil samples were collected from the Vinoba Bhave University Campus of Hazaribag district. Altogether, 58 fungal strains were isolated and among them 20 strains were characterized further using various isolation and identification methods. Soil samples were also characterized for their physico-chemical properties. The isolates exhibited a range of colony colours such as whitish, yellowish white, greenish, dark greenish, blackish, pinkish and reddish also. Prominent among these isolates are the Penicillium notatum, Penicillium chrysogenum, Cladosporium sphaerospermum, Fusarium spp., Aspergillus spp. and others. Further work is also being done on biochemical characterization of these isolates; especially, their amylase, cellulase and phosphatase activities are being investigated.
KeywordsSoil microbiota Saprophytic Penicillium notatum Penicillium chrysogenum Cladosporium sphaerospermum
The author is thankful to Dr. M. A. Mallick, Director, Biotechnology, and Dr. P. K. Mishra, Head of the Department, Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribag, Jharkhand, for providing necessary support and facilities to conduct this work in the Microbiology Laboratory of the Department.
Conflict of Interest
There was no conflict of interest in the present study.
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