ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

S.N. Suresh and N. Nagarajan
PG & Research Department of Botany, Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore – 29, India.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2010;4(1):415-419
© The Author(s). 2010
Received: 20/07/2009 | Accepted: 30/08/2009 | Published: 30/04/2010

The present study is undertaken to asses the mycorrhizal biodiversity in the evergreen vegetation of Anamalai Hills, Western Ghats. A total of 32 plant species belonging to 14 families were selected for the study. The rhizosphere soil and root samples were collected from the study area and examined in laboratory. The results showed varied spore count and colonization from species to species and even with in the family. Five fungal genera Acaulospra, Glomus, Gigaspora, Sclerocystis and Scutellispora has been isolated, among these five genera Glomus was found to be dominant.  In this present study an attempt has been made to study the impact of climatic factors- temperature and rainfall on the mycorrhizal community in the evergreen vegetation of Anamalai Hills, Western Ghats.


Biodiversity, Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi, Rhizosphere

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