Analysis of Physico Chemical Parameters in Relation to Soil Fungi of Bhadrachalam Forest, Khammam District, Andhra Pradesh, India

M. Jagadish Kumar, M. Vasudeva Rao


The study area is located in Bhadrachalam forest located at Khammam district, Andhra Pradesh state, India is enriched with fungal diversity. The present location is empowered by river Godavari which is believed to be a divine river by the local tribes. The study zone extends through 80021’ to 81009’E and 17036’ to 18038’N. The soil samples were carefully collected from Northern part of Bhadrachalam forest from 2009 to 2010 at regular intervals. The main aim of the current work is to systematically analyze the physico chemical parameters such as Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Iron, Copper, Zinc and Manganese which effects the fungal population present in the soil. An attempt has been made to analyze and describe the effect of key physico chemical factors on fungal population existing in the study area. The current work was initiated as the soil fungi are essential ecological entities to support the forest plant species. It is observed that there is a stringent necessity to practice the sustainable practices to save the microflora in order to save the forest ecosystem. The soil microflora is determined by the abiotic factors. This work is focused on the quantification of the abiotic factors on the soil fungi of Bhadrachalam forest.


Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer, Abiotic Factors, Fungal Population Soil Microflora, Statistics

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