Fungal Isolates from the Honey Samples Collected from Retail Outlets in Southwestern Nigeria

Abel Adebayo Ayansola

Abstract


The study investigated the fungal composition of honey samples collected from six states in Southwestern Nigeria. Eighteen honey samples were screened in each state giving an overall total of 108 samples for the six states. The number of fungal species were determined and the microphotograph of colonial appearance of each was taken with Toshiba camera HD 1080P, 4X Digital Zoom. The morphological appearance of the fungal isolates as seen under the microscope were drawn and described.Seven species of fungi were isolated. The occurrence of the different species varied from one state to another. However, out of the seven species, only one, Trychophyton rubrum is pathogenic, and this is the first record of a pathogenic fungus from honey samples in Nigeria.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/jbls.v3i1.1974

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