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Volume 2 Issue 4

Mini Review
July 28, 2021

Impact of Fire Incidences in Forest on Soil Microbes and Arbuscular Mycorrizae

Somdatta Ghosh*

Both wildfire and prescribed burning results in imbalance in forest ecosystem by direct or indirect effects on soil, plants and microbes. The impact of fire varies with some factors-frequency and severity of fire, types of forest, plant species and edaphic properties. Most observations reported negative effect on soil micro-biota and increasing with fire severity, though bacteria are less affected than fungi, community alteration occurs for both. Reports on arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi are not enough; yet show alteration of species composition, abundance and colonization pattern, though help host plants to recover.