In the present study soil sample were collected from salt pan region of Vedharanyam, Nagapattinam District, Tamilnadu. The physico-chemical characteristics of soil samples were found to affect the distribution of population of fungi. The fungal diversity from the soil sample were analysed by plating technique. Fungi isolation was done by the soil dilution method incubated at 26±2°C for 3-5 days. The predominant fungi isolated include; Asprgillus flavus, A. terreus, A. sydowi, A. oryzae, A. ruber, A. sulphureus, A. conicus, A. chevalieri, A. flavipes, Absidia glauca, Acrophialophora fusispora, Gliocladium sagariensis, Geotrichum candidum, Penicillium citrinum, P. chrysogenum, P. purpurogenum, Trichoderma harzianum, T. koningii, T. viride and Alternaria alternata.
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Subha K., Kanimozhi K. ,Panneerselvam A.. Biodiversity of Fungi in Saltpan Soil from Coastal Area Vedaranyam, Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu. Research J. Science and Tech 5(2): April- June, 2013 page 250-254.