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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:4, April, 2019

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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(4): 2775-2785

Diversity Study of Wood Rotting Fungi from Two different Forests in Mizoram, India
Josiah M.C. Vabeikhokhei1, Zohmangaiha1, John Zothanzama1* and H. Lalrinawmi1
1Department of Environmental Science, Mizoram University, Aizawl 796004, Mizoram, India
*Corresponding author

A three years (2015-2017) study was carried out to study the diversity of Wood Rotting Fungi from two different forest stands, Hmuifang forest and Tanhril forest of Mizoram, Northeast India. A total of 45 species were identified from both the study sites. It was observed that a total of 21 species were common to both the forests whereas 19 species were found only found in Hmuifang forest and 5 species only in Tanhril forest. Shannon-Wiener’s diversity index of fungal species was found to be 3.31 in Hmuifang forest and 2.99 in Tanhril forest; Simpson shows 0.95 in Hmuifang and 0.90 Tanhril forest; Menhinick’s index shows 1.91 for Hmuifang and 1.22 in Tanhril forest; Margelef’s index shows 6.41 in Hmuifang and 3.98 in Tanhril forest; Pielou’s eveness index shows 0.54 in Hmuifang and 0.51 in Tanhril forest. However, the species diversity of wood rotting fungi was higher in Hmuifang forest than compared to Tanhril forest which may be due to higher altitude, low temperature, high relative humidity, soil moisture content and experiences higher amount of rainfall annually which in turn have a great impact on the type of vegetation.

Keywords: Ascomycota, Basidiomycota, Mizoram, Wood rotting fungi

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Josiah M.C. Vabeikhokhei, Zohmangaiha, John Zothanzama and Lalrinawmi, H. 2019. Diversity Study of Wood Rotting Fungi from Two different Forests in Mizoram, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(4): 2775-2785. doi:
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