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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:12, December, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(12): 207-218

Morphological Characterization of Some Wild Macrofungi of Gorakhpur District, U.P., India
Ravinder Pal Singh*, Pratima Vishwakarma, Aradhana Pal and N.N. Tripathi
Bacteriology and Natural pesticide lab, Department of Botany,D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, India
*Corresponding author

Gorakhpur district is situated in North-East part of Uttar Pradesh in India, near the border of Nepal. It harbors different types of micro climatic conditions and habitats along with different kinds of vegetation, which provide suitable environment for the growth of different types of macrofungi. The extensive survey was made in different Tehsils of Gorakhpur district in order to know the biodiversity of wild macrofungi, including edible species during the period of January, 2014 – July, 2016. In present study, 20 different species of macrofungi belonging to 12 genera of 9 families were identified based on their morphology and microscopic characteristics. Termitomyces heimii, Tuber aestivum and Macrolepiota procera were edible and found to be most abundant but Agaricus arvensis was rarely found during the survey. This study indicates that the area embrace high diversity of macrofungi and their application as medicines may be exploited. 

Keywords: Macrofungi, Mushrooms, Diversity,Wild Macrofungi Abundance.

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Ravinder Pal Singh, Pratima Vishwakarma, Aradhana Pal and N.N. Tripathi. 2016. Morphological Characterization of Some Wild Macrofungi of Gorakhpur District, U.P., India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(12): 207-218. doi:
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