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International Journal of Life science and Pharma Research (IJLPR)
Life Science
Volume 5 Issue 1, January - March 2015    Pages:01-11
FUNGAL INFECTION IN SOME ECONOMICALLY IMPORTANT FRESH WATER FISHES IN GANDAK RIVER NEAR MUZAFFARPUR REGION OF BIHAR.

RASHMI KUMARI AND DR. CHANDAN KUMAR
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Abstract:
Fungal diseases of fresh water fishes are known to be problematic disease. The aim of this study was to investigate fungal infections in five economically important fresh water fishes viz: Catla catla, Notopterus chitala, Channa striatus, Labeo rohita, Channa marulius were collected from Gandak river near Muzaffarpur region of Bihar during June 2013 to November 2013. The fishes were collected with the help of fisherman in sterile polythene bags in aerated water and transported immediately to plant pathology and microbiology laboratory, department of Botany, Patna Science College, Patna for mycological study. The specimens from infected organs of fish were inoculated on different culture media supplemented by suitable antibiotics. Among them nearly 25 fungi were identified. Identification and characterization of the fungi were made with the help of authentic manuals of fungi. The most common among them viz; Pythium sp., Thraustotheca sp., Aphanomyces sp., Dictyuchus sp., Achlya sp., Aspergillus sp., Fusarium sp., and Penicillium sp. were isolated, identified and characterized. The seasonal variation and percentage of infection of fishes were analyzed.
Keywords: Culture media, Diseases, Fish farming, Aquaculture, Fresh water fishes, Fungal infection.
 
 
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