Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 1 No. 2

Selection of Effective Ligno-Cellulolytic Fungal Isolates for Recycling of Paddy Crop Residues

S.B. Gupta1, Anup K. Singh2, Kapil S. Thakur3, D.K. Tamrakar4, Tapas Chowdhury5 and M.P. Thakur6

1-5Department of Microbiology, 6Department of Plant Pathology, Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur - 492 006, India.

Received on 19 April 2007 and accepted on 22 May 2007



Three hundred five samples of partially decomposed paddy crop residues were collected from Dhamtari, Kanker, Bastar, Durg, Raipur and Mahasamund districts of Chhattisgarh plains in order to isolate and identify effective lingo-cellulolytic fungal isolates for quick recycling of paddy crop residues. In this connection, 110 fungal isolates were isolated. These isolates were mostly belonging to fungal genera Aspergillus, Trichoderma, Penicillium, Mucor etc. All the isolates were further tested for lignin and cellulose decomposing ability. Out of the total 110 isolates, 25 fungal isolates showed lignolysis. While 63 isolates showed cellulose degrading ability

Keywords : Ligno-cellulolytic fungal isolates, paddy crop residues, paddy stubbles and Chhattisgarh plains.