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Fungal flora of rice field soils

Sundaram, BM (1977) Fungal flora of rice field soils. In: Proceedings Of The Indian Academy Of Sciences Section B, 85 (2). pp. 90-99.

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Qualitative and quantitative assessment of the fungal flora of rice field soils yielded 102 species of fungi belonging to 44 genera, when dilution plate, soil plate, root-washing and baiting techniques were employed. The order of efficacy of the methods used was: root-washing > soil plate > dilution plate > baiting. Baiting method, used specifically to isolate aquatic and keratinophilic fungi from soils was studied in detail with reference to the former. Qualitatively, corn leaf bait was the most efficient one while pine pollens and hemp seeds were least efficient. A semi-quantitative method was employed to study the statistically significant differences among the different factors used. Among the keratinophilic baits,viz., human hair, fowl’s feather and wool, wool bait was least efficient. The results of this investigation are discussed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Proceedings Of The Indian Academy Of Sciences Section B
Publisher: Springer
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Springer.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Microbiology & Cell Biology
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2010 07:43
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:51
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/24626

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