effects of sodium chloride and relative humidity on growth and sporulation of moulds isolated from cured fish.a total of 14 moulds were isolated from 84 samples of cured fish obtained from several processing centres and retail shops in lagos, ogun and oyo states, nigeria. aspergillus niger, a. flavus and a. chevalieri were the most prevalent. with the exception of basipetospora sp., slight inhibition of mycelial growth and/or sporulation was recorded when isolates were cultured in basal medium containing 5% sodium chloride. the extent of inhibition increased with increasing salt concentrations, and at 2 ...19948028651
mycoflora and occurrence of aflatoxin b1 in dried yam chips from markets in ogun and oyo states, nigeria.seventy-six samples of dried yam chips locally called elubo isu were purchased in 2000 from markets in ogun and oyo states of southwestern nigeria. the samples were assessed for ph, moisture content, associated fungi and aflatoxin b1 contamination. the ph of samples ranged from 5.6 to 6.1,while the moisture contents varied from 6.8 to 14.5% in ogun samples, and 7.1 to 13.6% in samples from oyo. aspergillus and penicillium were the two prevalent genera of fungi, and the number of colony forming u ...200415008353
fungi associated with herbal drug plants during storage.samples of sundried herbal drug plant parts stored for sale were purchased from four herbal markets located in ibadan, nigeria. the plant parts were analysed for mycoflora associated with their storage. fungal colony counts ranged from 0.60 x 10(2) to 3.50 x 10(2) within the period of the survey. twenty eight fungal species were isolated with the species of aspergillus niger, a. flavus, fusarium moniliforme, trichoderma viride, penicillium expansum and mucor fragilis being the dominant ones. the ...19969208479
otomycosis in western nigeria.otomycosis is a recognized clinical entity in the tropical regions of the world. however, there is scanty information on this disease in some parts of sub-saharan africa. the aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and pattern of etiological agents of otomycosis in western nigeria. medical records of patients with otomycosis seen in the otorhinolaryngology department of the university college hospital, ibadan from 1996-2005 were reviewed for all essential clinical data. of the 5784 pat ...200818076598
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