The Occurrence and Diversity of Waterborne Fungi in African Aquatic Systems: Their Impact on Water Quality and Human Health
This study was conducted on mass mortality of Tilapia mossambicus in culture pond of University campus ,Bhopal. In December, 2012 fungal infection was observed on body of fishes in form of cottony mycelium .Anterior region of body was most affected area and fishes suffered from severe infection followed by death. Fishes were examined regularly for the period of one month. Isolation of fungi revealed the presence of six species of fungi viz. Achlya Americana, Achlya proliferoids, Aphanomyces laevis, Pythiopsis species, Saprolegnia diclina and Saprolegnia parasitica .Total 196 isolates were were cultured by using three different agar media viz. Corn Meal Agar and Potato Dextrose Agar Maximum percentage of isolates were contributed by Saprolegnia parasitica (52%) and minimum were of Achlya Americana(5%) Temperature, pH and DO of water were measured.