Enumeration of Aeromycoflora Diversity in the Central Library of Kalinga University

Sampad Kumar Parida1

Paromita Banerjee2

Deepa Biswas1,Email

1Department of Botany, Kalinga University, Raipur (C.G.), India- 492101
2Department of Microbiology, Kalinga University, Raipur (C.G.), India- 492101

 

Abstract

Fungi are specialized microorganisms that have a biodegrading role due to their hydrolytic enzyme activity. Airborne fungal spores are a key element of the microbial community of air, whereas a fundamental source of cellulosic medium for the proliferation of a varied set of fungal organisms in the presence of ambient temperature and humidity is present in the library. Appropriate measures are necessary to keep the library space free of moisture and dust; otherwise, the fungus will have ample opportunities to grow on those materials and transmit illnesses to the human population. Our study attempted to identify the aeromycoflora as well as their concentration and diversity at the Kalinga University Central Library in Chhattisgarh, India. The results of our experiments inferred the presence of many fungal types belonging to varied 6 families. The prevailing presence of Aspergillus niger, Alternaria alternata, Cladosporium sp., and Penicillium sp. accounted for a high percentage so enhancing the circulation and reducing relative humidity to regulate the environmental conditions that prevent mold formation in the library environment.

Enumeration of Aeromycoflora Diversity in the Central Library of Kalinga University