International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences
ISSN: 2319-7706 Volume 2 Number 2 (2013) pp.67 75.

Abundance and Diversity of fungi in salt pan and marine ecosystem of the
east coast of Tamil Nadu, India

R. Thamizhmani1*, R.Vimal Raj1, and T.Sivakumar2
1Department of Microbiology, Regional Medical Research Centre (Indian Council of Medical Research),
Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. India.
2Department of Microbiology, Kanchi Shri Krishna College of Arts & Science, Kilambi,
Kancheepuram, Tamilnadu, India - 631 551.
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Abundance and Diversity of fungi in salt pan and marine of the East coast of Tamil Nadu, India was studied in terms of species diversity, frequency of occurrence in Marakkanam (S1), Pillaichavadi (S2), T.R.Pattanam (S3), Muthukuda (S4) and Kanyakumari (S5, S6, S7) of the marine and salt pane ecosystem. Among the 46 species of fungi isolated, totally 35 species were isolated from sediment samples followed by water with 31 species. Among the fungal members Aspergillus was common genus represented with 10 species followed by Penicillium with 5 species

Keywords :Marine fungi; Physico-Chemical parameters; Species diversity; Frequency of occurrence.