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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(4): 1007-1017
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.504.115


Exploration of Fungal Infection in Agricultural Grains, Aflatoxin and Zearalenone Synthesis under pH Stress
Marei A. Hamed, T. M Abdel Ghany*, Nadeem I. Elhussieny, M.A.Nabih
Department, Faculty of Science,  AL-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.Biology Department, Faculty of Science, Jazan University, KSA
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Mycoflora of 25 grains samples collected from southern governorates of KSA were investigated. Fungal plates count for collected samples ranged from 0 up to 9900 CFU/g. The moisture content as an essential factor that affect fungal content of grains was also investigated and was variable among samples with range from 2.75 to 8.22%. Sixteen fungal species were identified among them Aspergilli, Penicilli and Fusaria dominate. A. niger, A. flavus and F. oxysporium showed high frequency among isolates, respectively. A. flavus and F. oxysporium were cultivated at different pH values and aflatoxins (B1, B2, G1 and G2) and zearalenone were detected. Maximum aflatoxins were produced at pH 5 while zearalenone was at pH 7.


Keywords: Exploration,fungal infection, agricultural grains, mycotoxins, pH.
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Marei A. Hamed, T. M Abdel Ghany, Nadeem I. Elhussieny, M.A.Nabih. 2016. Exploration of Fungal Infection in Agricultural Grains, Aflatoxin and Zearalenone Synthesis under pH StressInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(4): 1007-1017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.504.115