Journal of Advances in Microbiology <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Journal &nbsp;of Advances in Microbiology&nbsp;(ISSN:&nbsp;2456-7116)&nbsp;</strong>aims to publish&nbsp;high quality papers (<a href="/index.php/JAMB/general-guideline-for-authors">Click here for Types of paper</a>)&nbsp;in all areas of Microbiology. The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled,&nbsp;OPEN&nbsp;peer reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal.&nbsp;</p> en-US (Journal of Advances in Microbiology) (Journal of Advances in Microbiology) Sat, 19 Sep 2020 10:44:29 +0000 OJS 60 Occurrence and Diversity of Soil Microflora in Potato Fields of Bangladesh <p>Microflora from potato rhizosphere soil was isolated from different potato fields of Bangladesh. Seventeen soil samples were analyzed for the presence of microflora in selected potato field soils. Seven fungal species and one bacterium species were morphologically characterized using soil dilution and streak plate methods. The predominant fungi isolated including <em>Alternaria </em>sp., <em>Aspergillus </em>sp., <em>Penicillium </em>sp., <em>Rhizopus </em>sp., <em>Bipolaris </em>sp., <em>Phytophthora </em>sp., <em>Fusarium </em>sp. and one bacterium was identified as <em>Ralstonia solanacearum</em>. Individual colonies of fungi and bacteria were counted on Potato Dextrose Agar (PDA), V8 juice Agar and their presence in soil was compared in respect of different locations of potato fields. The occurrence of <em>Phytophthora</em> sp. was medium in Tongibari and lower in Singair Union, Sonargaon, Matlab Dakshin, Gobindaganj, Palashbari, Gopinathpur and Bagmara. The highest counts of <em>R. solanacearum</em> were found in Singair Union, Tongibari and Daudkandi and the lowest counts were made in Palashbari and Bagmara. This was the first reported examination of the microbial diversity of soil microflora in some selected potato fields of Bangladesh.</p> M. A. Nitu, M. Rahaman, F. M. Aminuzzaman, N. Sultana ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sat, 19 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +0000