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Identification of fungi isolated from clinical wastes

Noman, Efaq Ali and Al-Gheethi, Adel and Talip, Balkis and Ab. Rahman, Nik and Hideyuki, Nagao and Radin Mohamed, Radin Maya Saphira and Ab. Kadir, Omar (2017) Identification of fungi isolated from clinical wastes. Journal of Science and Technology, 9 (4). pp. 64-69. ISSN 26007924

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Abstract

The distrubition of fungi in the hospitals wastes are coming from the clinical wastes specimens used for the disgnistic process. The aim of the present study was to identify the fungal isolates obtained from clinical wastes based on phenotype method. The fungal isolates were obtained by the direct plate method on Potato Dextrose Agar (PDA) medium and incubated at 28◦C for 7 to 14 days, therafter purified by single spore isolation. The cultural characteristics of the fungal isolates were described on different media, while the morphologies were observed using a light microscope. Eight fungal species from five genera were identified and included Curvularia Trichoderma spp. Rhizopus sp. Fusarium spp. Oidiodendron sp. These results indicated that the clinical wastes have a diversity of fungi which might possess health risk to humans if these fungi have not inactivated in the clinical wastes before the final disposal into the environment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Clinical wastes; Curvularia spp.; Trichoderma spp.; Rhizopus sp.; Fusarium spp.; Oidiodendron sp.; fungi
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2019 01:07
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2019 01:07
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/11014
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