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  • P.G and Research Department of Microbiology, Marudupandiyar College, Vallam, Thanjavur.
  • P.G and Research Department of Botany and Microbiology, A.V.V.M Sri Pushpam College (Auto), Poondi, Thanjavur.
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The current investigation suggests that the physicochemical parameters were analysed from three different places of Kanyakumari district. Population diversity of fungi also determined with reference to microfungi. The soil physicochemical parameters such as pH, electrical conductivity, organic matter, organic carbon, organic nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, iron, magnesium, calcium, manganese, nickel and potassium were analysed. Maximum amount of chemical parameters were recorded in the study site of Thengapattinam when compared to other places Erayumanthurai and Kollemcode site was 67, 44 and 36 total number of colonies recorded respectively. Minimum number of colonies was Kollemcode area represented due to the nutrient content of the study site. Maximum Aspergillus genera were presented. Some of the rare species of Penicillium lanosum also recorded from the all three different places of Kanyakumari District. The results were discussed in detail.

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[R. Rathish, P. Madhanraj and G. S. Senthilkumar. (2017); DETERMINATION OF PHYSICOCHEMICAL PARAMETERS AND DIVERSITY PATTERN OF THREE DIFFERENT PLACES OF KANYAKUMARI DISTRICT. Int. J. of Adv. Res. 5 (1). 1036-1039] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com

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Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/2848       DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/2848

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