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IJSTR >> Volume 5 - Issue 4, April 2016 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616



Morphological Study Of Some Common Wood Rotting Fungi From Northen Part Of Fiji Island

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AUTHOR(S)

Rahul Ravneel Prasad, Anamika

 

KEYWORDS

wood rotting fungi, ecosystem and morphological study.

 

ABSTRACT

The wood rotting fungi might have played an important role in sustaining the forest ecosystem since fungi are major decomposers where they break down organic matter which would otherwise not be recycled. Elements such as nitrogen and phosphorus are required in large quantities by biological systems which are not in abundant in the environment. The action from the fungi’s allows the release of these elements from decaying woods and logs to be available to other living organism and having a balanced ecosystem in the forest. In the present investigation a survey was made in which eighteen samples of wood rotting fungi were collected from Bulileka and Valebasoga, Vanua Levu, Fiji Island. Morphological study of the collected fungi was carried out with the respect to common name, scientific name, locality, season, edibility and morphology of fruiting body.

 

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