Shahla Khan1*, V.K. Kanungo2 and S.K. Jadhav3

Center for Basic Sciences, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh (India) 2Department of Botany, Govt. Nagarjuna P.G. College of Science, Raipur, Chhattisgarh (India) 3School of Studies in Biotechnology, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh (India) Corresponding Author –Email:


Raipur is a capital of Chhattisgarh and also an industrial and commercial hub of the state. Air pollution poses serious problems to human health in the city. More than 20- 30% of the world population is known to suffer from one or other allergic ailments such as allergic fungal sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, allergic asthma, eczema, atopic dermatitis, aspergillosis, mycosis etc. The main objective of the present study was to survey the diversity of aeromycoflora of Raipur city and to identify the important fungal spores or allergens responsible for various allergic diseases prevalent in Raipur city. In light of above facts aeromycological survey of some indoor sites and outdoor sites of Raipur city was conducted in monthly interval during the year 2013-2014 .The fungal spores was studied by using Petri plate method. The results of the study indicated 67 fungal species in indoor sites while, a total of 82 fungal species in outdoor sites of Raipur city. The class wise respective number of fungal species in indoor sites was Zygomycotina 9, Ascomycotina 3, Anamorphic Fungi 54 and Mycellia sterillia type 1 while, in outdoor site number recorded was Zygomycotina 8, Ascomycotina 5, Anamorphic Fungi 67 and Mycellia sterillia 2. Survey on allergic diseases in Raipur city revealed that the allergic rhinitis and allergic asthma were dominant allergic diseases in Raipur city. Fungal spores of 11 species viz. Cladosporium cladosporides, Aspergillus niger, Cladosporium oxysporium, Aspergillus versicolor, Penicillium chrysogenum, Curvularia lunata, Alternaria alternata, Aspergillus flavus,Fusarium monalliformis, Phoma exigua,and Rhizopus nigricans were found to be the main cause of allergic diseases in Raipur city.

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