Volume No. 10 Issue No.: 1 Page No.: 21-27 July-September 2015

 

FUNGAL AIR SPORA SURVEY OVER COW SHED IN BANGALORE, INDIA

 

Pavan R.

Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Jnana Bharathi Campus, Bangalore University, Bangalore (INDIA)

 

Received on : April 15, 2015

 

ABSTRACT

 

A fungal air spora survey of indoor and outdoor air samples of cow shed at Hessaraghatta village of Bangalore city, India was carried out by Andersen two stage sampler using an malt extract agar media were collected fortnightly from January 2011 to December 2011. Indoor air harbored maximum fungal spores (7808.36 CFU/m3) in comparison to outdoor air (7610.68 CFU/m3). Altogether, total 29 species belonging to 13 genera with unidentified fungi were isolated from indoor environment of the cow shed, when compared to 26 species belonging to 12 genera with unidentified fungi were isolated from outdoor environment of the cow shed. Summer season was found to harbored maximum fungal spores in comparison to winter and rainy. The present study helped in preparation of fungal calendars for the region, which may useful for clinicians to identify the cause of fungal spore related problem affecting human life.

 

Keywords : Cow shed, Fungal calendar, Seasonal variations, Meteorological, Andersen

 

 

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