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A Statistical Evaluation on the Mycodiversity of Microfungi from Marine Origin Along the South East Coast of Tamilnadu

Ponpandian Samuel, D.N.P. Sudarmani


We investigated the mycodiversity of the four spots [Adirampattinam (SS1), Mallipattinam (SS2), Rajamadam (SS3) and Memesal (SS4)] along the south east coast of Tamilnadu. The marine sediments were collected by hand-pushing plastic core tubes. The sediments were processed carefully and subjected to microbiological analysis. The study revealed that the season greatly influence the mycodiversity. The microbiological analysis results were subjected to statistical analysis; it includes correlation analysis, Shannon diversity indices and ANOVA analysis. Statistical approach revealed that the distribution of fungi not only influenced by season but also by sampling spots. Thus we conclude through this research that among the four sampling spots, Adirampattinam was found as the spot for maximum mycodiversity and therefore this spot could be considered as spot for the isolation of potential fungi.


Mycodiversity; Marine sediment; Hand-pushing plastic core tubes; Correlation; Shannon diversity; ANOVA

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