Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 51 Issue 2
Density distribution of fungi in the surface waters of Visakhapatnam fishing harbour, east coast of India
I. Vijaya Shanti and B. Kondalarao
The fungal density distribution in the surface waters of Visakhapatnam fishing harbour was studied from April 2008 to January 2009 at fortnightly intervals from five sampling points using Sabouraud Dextrose Agar (SDA) and Potato Dextrose Agar (PDA) media. The mean density of fungi grown on SDA and PDA media were 26.92�05 cfu/ml and 25.85�05 cfu/ml respectively. The study suggests that SDA is relatively preferable for culture of coastal water fungi than PDA. The density distribution is discussed in relation to physico-chemical parameters.
Fungi, density, coastal waters
Date : 22-02-2010