Diversity of fungi at various depths of marine water
Keywords:Fungi, Arabian Sea, marine water, different depths
AbstractFungi are native inhabitants of water and some species behave as opportunistic pathogens in man. Fungi, all above all filamentous fungi can occur almost everywhere, even in marine water. The knowledge about the occurrence and diversity of fungi in water has increased considerably from a low knowledge base. The aim of this study was to gain an overview of the spectrum of filamentous fungi in marine water. Stratified samples of marine water were collected from Arabian Sea near Dona Paula beach, Goa under as sterile conditions as possible from six different depths which varied from 5 to 200 centimeters in depth. Attempts were made to recover fungi from these different water samples collected. Fungi were isolated by using membrane filtration and plating method with subsequent cultivation on agar plates. The different taxa of fungi were identified using routineÃ‚Â techniques as well as molecular methods. Fungi were analyzed in all the water samples examined. This paper aims at the isolation andÃ‚Â identification of fungi from marine water. The isolation of fungi from different depths of water suggests that there are a wide variety of fungi inÃ‚Â marine water and the most prevailing genera were found to be Aspergillus sp., Cladosporium cladosporioides and Thysanophora sp. This studyÃ‚Â showed that marine water can also be a reservoir for wide diversity of fungi.
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Pindi, P. K. (2012). Diversity of fungi at various depths of marine water. Research in Biotechnology, 3(4). Retrieved from https://updatepublishing.com/journal/index.php/rib/article/view/2414