Author(s): V. S Dandge and V. S. Manekar
Fungi are an important component of the soil microbiota, which mediate important ecological processes such as nutrient recycling; they maintain important symbiotic relationships with plants and bacteria. Many fungi are pathogenic and some may be useful in bio-exploitation. A diverse range of fungi are present in soil ecosystems, include Ascomycetes, Basidiomycetes, Deuteromycetes, some being ectomycorrhizal, anamorphic and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. At present, there is no clear morphological, phylogenetic or ecological definition of soil fungi. The interaction between these fungi with plant roots and other biotic or abiotic factors within the soil constitutes is a challenge to soil microbiologists. Akola is one of the northern most Districts of Vidarbha regions in Maharashtra (India). Soil mycoflora of this region is unexplored. So, the present investigation based on physicochemical analysis, soil mycoflora and there percentage of contribution from Akola region.