Aeromycological Study of an Urban area in Hyderabad City, Telangana State
Author(s):
D.Narmada, H. Ramakrishna
Keywords:
Gowliguda, Hyderabad city, Fungal spores, Allergy.
Abstract
Present investigation focuses on aeromycological survey, conducted from January to December 2014 at Gowliguda ,an urban area of Hyderabad city of Telangana State,India. Out of various aerosporal components recorded in the study area, fungal spores constituted about 24.57% of total aerospora.A total of 15 fungal spore types, were encountered, among which Alternaria sp.( (18.2%) found to be predominant,followed by Curvularia sp. (10.6%).Other significant spore types include, Drechslera sp .,Cercospora sp. and Bispora sp. etc. Peak representation of fungal spores in the air was found in the months of September,November and December. Some of the important fungal spores that cause allergy, include, Alternaria sp., Curvularia sp., Drechslera sp.,Cladosporium sp. and Epicoccum sp were found in the. atmosphere of study area.
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Unique Paper ID: 154009

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 9

Page(s): 426 - 429
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