A Complete Analysis of Physiochemical Properties, Microbial Diversity of Soil Along with Economically Important Plant Found in a Tropical Dry Deciduous Forest Debdarha, Bargarh, Odisha

  • Aishwarya Khamari School of Life Sciences, Sambalpur University, Sambalpur, Odisha, INDIA
  • Ratikanta Rath Government Women’s College, Sambalpur, Odisha, INDIA
  • Akshya Kumar Mishra Mahamaya Degree College, Nuapada, Odisha, INDIA
  • Samir K. Bhoi Viswa Seva Govt. High School, Kulundi, Odisha, INDIA
Keywords: Devdarha, dry deciduous forest, soil parameters, soil bacteria, phytodiversity

Abstract

Devdarha is a tropical dry deciduous forest situated in Padampur subdivision of Bargarh district Odisha India. It is present near to Odisha Chhattisgarh border having Latitude 21.12035˚N and longitude 83.04503˚E. The forest is bisected by the Ong River. In this investigation there was an attempt had been made to analyze the physicochemical property of soil, Bacterial diversity of forest soil and Dominant economically important plant species found in Devdarha. In this investigation, it was found that soil was slightly acidic soil having a pH 6.8. High water holding capacity, moisture content, organic carbon content, NPK content indicate that it was fertile soil and luxuriant for plant growth. There were four different species of bacteria found among them Rhizobium spp. important for nitrogen fixation. Here we had found 32 economically important plant species belonging to 17 families. This type of investigation gives us an idea about the interaction of biotic and abiotic components of a typical forest ecosystem.

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Published
2021-10-16
How to Cite
Aishwarya Khamari, Ratikanta Rath, Akshya Kumar Mishra, & Samir K. Bhoi. (2021). A Complete Analysis of Physiochemical Properties, Microbial Diversity of Soil Along with Economically Important Plant Found in a Tropical Dry Deciduous Forest Debdarha, Bargarh, Odisha. International Journal for Research in Applied Sciences and Biotechnology, 8(5), 180-182. https://doi.org/10.31033/ijrasb.8.5.26