Checklist of freshwater mitosporic fungi of India
Author(s): Patil V. R.*, Borse B. D.
The present paper deals with distribution and substratum range of 362 species of freshwater Mitosporic fungi (346 Hyphomycetes and 16 Coelomycetes) reported so far from freshwater habitats of India. They were found as saprophytes on woody debris and leaf litter submerged in freshwater environment. Conidia of most of these fungi were encountered in foam samples. A checklist of freshwater Mitosporic fungi recorded from India is compiled on the basis of present studies in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh and published literature. Distribution of 362 species of freshwater Mitosporic fungi reported so far from various states of India is provided. The most frequently collected species of the genera are Camylospora, Canalisporium, Flabellospora, Lemonniera, Tetracladium, and Tricladium. The checklist includes detail of the location and substrata on which they encountered. This data will be useful in the compilation of freshwater fungal biodiversity of India.
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