The Bioscan, 2 (2) 099-103,2007
An International Quarterly Journal of Life Sciences
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ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING OF SOME AIRBONE ZYGOMYCOTINA 
AND BASIDIOMYCOTINA SPORES OVER POTATO FIELD
AVINASH V. KARNE*
Department of  Botany, Shahajiraje Mahavidyalaya
Khatav - 415 505, Satara (M.S.)

KEY WORDS

Environmental
monitoring 
Zygomycotina
Basidiomycotina
Airspora
Potato field


Received on: 17.107.2006

Accepted on: 19.01.2007



*Corresponding
 Author

ABSTRACT

Out of 8 spores types recorded during two khaif Seasons and two Rabi Seasons. Albugo (1.92%) contributed highest of Sclerospora [(oospores),(0.03%)] was lowest in Zygomycotina and from group Basidiomycotina rust spoes (1040%) contributed highest and basidiospores (0.19%) were lowest in percentage contribution to the total airspora. Zygomycotina group was found to contribute 2.38% and 2.12% during the first and second Kharif season and 3.03% and 2.07% during the first and second Rabi seasons. Group Basidiomycotina contributed 0.68% and 1.03% during first and second Kharif season and 2.62% and 2.80% during first and second Rabi season respectively. Spore type of Albugo, Cunninghamella, Rhizopus and Sclerospora (oospores) were recorded from Zygomycotina and spores types of Basidiospores, Ganoderma, rust spores and smut spores were common in air from group Basidiomycotina. Allergenic nature of Rhizopus and rust spores and relationship between the incidence of these spores in the air and changes in the wheather conditions are presented in this paper.