Hari Prasad Aryal

Hari Prasad Aryal
Tribhuvan University · Central Department of Botany

Doctor of Philosophy

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Dr. Hari Prasad Aryal: Associate Professor in Tribhuvan University, Dr. Aryal obtained his M.Sc. degree in Botany from Post Graduate Campus, Biratnagar, in 1994, and Ph.D. degree in Applied Mycology and Plant Pathology from Central Department of Botany Tribhuvan University, Nepal in 2015. His major fields of interest are systematic of termitophilous fungi, mushroom culture, ethnomycology, medicinal fungi and fungal secondary metabolites. Dr. Aryal has experience as principal investigator in five

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Wild edible mushrooms produce a variety of bioactive compounds that are known to have antioxidant properties. Natural antioxidants can protect against oxidative-induced free radicals without any side effects. Thus, they are consumed by people for food and nutraceutical values. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the phytochemicals and antioxi...
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Termitomyces fuliginosus R. Heim, T. globulus R. Heim and T. heimii Natarajan, collected within an altitudinal range of 500-1500 m a.s.l. in subtropical deciduous forest during 2010-2012 are described and illustrated. Their macro and microscopic features delimit these taxa as new species in Nepal.
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Fungal pathogens destruct the quality and quantity of tomato production and cause health hazards to the consumers as well as economic loss to the traders. This study was carried out to identify some fungal diseases associated with post-harvest deterioration of stored tomato fruits in three vegetable markets of Lagankhel, Balkhu and Kalimati of Kath...
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The technique of in vitro propagation of Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi has been developed over the past few decades and opens up areas of studying plant-fungi interactions. It is a scientific break through, especially for the study of the Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, since these obligate symbionts depend on host plant. The objective of this paper i...
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This paper reports on the qualitative phytochemical analysis of Termitomyces mammiformis R. Heim belongs to family Tricholomataceae found in Tarai and Midhill of Nepal. It was collected from the termite nest of the forests in West, Centre and East of tropical, subtropical and temperate region. The sample was harvested fresh, sundried, pulverized an...
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The book contains papers presented in the "National Conference on Integrating Biological Resources for Prosperity" held at Biratnagar, Nepal.
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An ectomycorrhiza plays a vital role in the maintenance and strengthening the forest ecosystems and diversity. This study attempts to assess the ecology and diversity of ectomycorrhiza in tropical Sal (Shorea robusta Gaertn.) forest in Sunsari district, eastern Nepal. The collection of ectomycorrhiza was carried out from June to September (rainy se...
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Tomatoes are one of the most widely produced and consumed vegetable in Nepal. Fungal pathogens deteriorate the quality and quantity of tomato and cause health hazards to the consumers as well as economic loss to the traders. This study was carried out to identify some fungal diseases associated with post-harvest deterioration of stored tomato fruit...
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This paper reports on the qualitative phytochemical analysis of Termitomyces mammiformis R. Heim belongs to family Tricholomataceae found in Tarai and Midhill of Nepal. It was collected from the termite nest of the forests in West, Centre and East of tropical, subtropical and temperate region. The sample was harvested fresh, sundried, pulverized an...
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Mushrooms are an important source of food among different ethnic communities in Nepal and are widely collected during rainy season. This paper includes documentation of wild mushrooms in the vicinities of Simbhanjyang, Makwanpur district, central Nepal. Semi-structured open ended questionnaire and Rapid Rural Appraisal were followed to get informat...
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Post-harvest diseases of mango reduce fruit quality and cause severe yield losses with completely unmarketable fruits. A lab study was carried out to test the possibility of the use of some plant essential oils i.e. Artemisia indica Willd. Eucalyptus citriodora Hook., Cymbopogon citratus (DC) Stapff., Cinnamomum tamala (Buch-Ham.) Nees., and Zantho...
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.....According to the updated data, wild mushrooms of Nepal belongs to 108 families, 357 genera, and 1291 species (Ascomycota 165 species and Basidiomycota 1126 species) with 34 endemic species. Among these there are 159 edible mushrooms, 74 medicinal and 100 poisonous mushrooms. The major aim of this paper is to embrace the mycological exploration...
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Diseases of plants are a major problem for agricultural Worldwide. Fungal diseases have been one of the principal causes of crop loss. Seed-borne diseases are of two types, Internal and external seed-borne pathogens. Seed-borne pathogens results in seed rot, seedlings decay etc. Conditions for treatment of fungus were done in two major ways that is...
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p>This paper highlights the one of the underappreciated natural resource of NTFPs, has high food and medicinal values. The area embraces different mycophagus ethnic communities. The work emphasized the knowledge on the use of various ways of the wild mushrooms in the different ethnic groups and communities in habiting in the district and to explore...
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The technique of in vitro propagation of Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi has been developed over the past few decades and opens up areas of studying plant-fungi interactions. It is a scientific break through, especially for the study of the Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, since these obligate symbionts depend on host plant. The objective of this paper i...
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Termitomyces palpensis Aryal and T. arghakhanchensis Aryal, collected within an altitudinal range of 800-1500 m a.s.l in subtropical deciduous forest during 2010-2012 is described and illustrated. Its macro-and microscopic features delimit this taxon as a new species in science.
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Study on the consumption and uses of edible fungi by selected ethnic tribes/groups in selected geographical regions in Nepal is lacking. This paper highlights the various ways of using Termitomyces spp. in Tarai, Siwalik and Midhill in Nepal. The investigation was conducted before, during and after monsoon, from 2010 to 2012. Data were obtained by...
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This mycological investigation carried out at protected forest during rainy season 2010-2012. Samples were collected between 225 and 265 msl in 633 hectors area. This paper highlights on morphological description of two species of Termitomyces from the study area among the collected macrofungi with their distribution in Nepal. These represented the...
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Nepal has climatic and topographic variation which has made it extremely affluent in biodiversity of flora and fauna. Different ethnic castes living in various phytogeographic regions collect and consume wild macro fungi. Termitomyces spp. was documented for its socio-cultural, food and medicinal values in different parts of Nepal. Samples were col...
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The genus Termitomyces is obligate symbiont fungus with the termite, which grows on termatoria. This paper highlights new records of Termitomyces aurantiacus (R. Heim) R. Heim, T. badius Otieno, T. le-testui (Pat.) R. Heim, T. microcarpus f. santalensis Heim and T. schimperi (Pat.) R. Heim reported for the first time from Nepal. The collection area...
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p>This paper reports the qualitative phytochemical analysis of Termitomyces microcarpus (Berk & Broome) R. Heim of family Tricholomataceae collected from the termite nest of the forests in west, center and east of tropical, subtropical and temperate regions of Nepal. The sample was harvested fresh, sundried, pulverized and analyzed according to sta...
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This investigation explores the macrofungi with their identification and documentation of indigenous knowledge. The study area occupies 633 hector and lies within a narrow limit of altitude between 225 and 265msl. The collected samples represented 31 species of Basidiomycetes belonging to 7 orders, 17 families and 22 genera. The dried specimens are...
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This paper highlights the knowledge on the uses of the Termitomyces spp. by the different ethnic castes and community inhabiting in the tarai, siwalik and mid-hills of Nepal. Samples were collected from the forest of different ecological zones, between 2010-2012 with their edibility, seasonal availability and nutraceutical relevance. Ninteen taxa s...
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p>During the survey of wild edible mushrooms in between tropical and temperate belt of Nepal in rainy season 2010 -2012, many macro fungal species were collected and identified. The paper highlights on new record of Volvorella taylorii (Berk and Broome) Sing. The species was reported and re-described for the first time from Nepal. Along with, taxon...
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During the survey of wild edible mushrooms in between tropical and temperate belt of Nepal in rainy season 2010-2012, many macro fungal species were collected and identified. The paper highlights on new record of Volvorella taylorii (Berk and Broome) Sing. The species was reported and re-described for the first time from Nepal. Along with, taxonomi...
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This mycological investigation carried out at natural as well as community managed forest, of Rupandehi district, western terai and siwaliks region of Nepal. Samples were collected in different area ranging between 90 and 1229 masl in tropical deciduous riverine forest, to subtropical deciduous hill forest. This paper highlights on common wild mush...
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The samples collected from the study site, represented 13 genera of Basidiomycetes belonging to 7 orders, 12 families and 21 species. The dried specimens are housed in the Tribhuvan University Central Herbarium (TUCH), Kirtipur Kathmandu, Nepal.
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This investigation explored the diversity of higher fungi with their identification, documentation and utilization. The study area covered 549 ha, which lies within a narrow limit of altitude between 165 and 200 masl, in tropical deciduous riverine forest. Amanita chepangiana, A. pantherina, Macrolepiota fuliginosa, M. rhacodes, Russula emetica, R....
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Scientific World, Vol. 11, No. 11, July 2013, page 113-120 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/sw.v11i11.8564
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The survey of wild mushrooms in tropical to temperate belts of Nepal during the rainy season was conducted in 2012. The Buchwaldoboletus lignicola (Kallenb.) Pilat, which is being reported and redescribed for the first time from Nepal. The habitat of the fungus was subtropical deciduous hill forest between 1030 to 1360 m msl. The dried specimen is...
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This is the preliminary report on mycological investigation carried out at Karhiya Community Forest, in Terai region of western Nepal. Phytogeographycally, the area lies within a narrow limit of altitude between 160 and 195 msl in tropical deciduous riverine forest, where major dominant species of macro fungi are Amanita chepangiana, A. caesrea, A....
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This ethnomycological investigation explores the wild edible microfungi with their identification and documentation of nutritional potential and indigenous knowledge. The study area occupies 154.75 hectare-land, and lies within a narrow limit of altitude between 110 m and 165 m above sea level in tropical deciduous riverine forest. Amanita caesarea...

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    • Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST)
    • Institute of Botany, Plant Science and Biodiversity Centre, Slovak Academy of Sciences
    • Tribhuvan University
    • Former Advisor to the Chief Minister of Sikkim (India) and Former Scientist G & Head: GB Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment Sikkim. Presently at: Aditya Doonshire Apts, Sailok Phase 2, GMS Road, Dehradun, India
    • Department of Education,Government of Jammu and Kashmir