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Determination of Raw Starch Hydrolytic Property of Fungal Isolates from Microbiology Laboratory

Author Affiliations

  • 1SIAS-Centre for Scientific Research (CSR), Safi Institute of Advanced Study, Vazhayoor, Kerala, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 4, Issue (2), Pages 41-44, February,10 (2015)

Abstract

This study was aimed at isolating fungal strains from microbiology laboratory and determining its raw starch hydrolytic property. A totalof seven fungal strains were isolated from different places such as foot step, door mat, switch board, work bench, fan, lamp, water tap, floor, laboratory equipment surfaces and windows. The fungal isolates were incubated at room temperature inpotato infusion agar withtapioca powder as substrate and identified as Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus fumigatus, Aspergillus carbonarius, Aspergillus flavus, Mucor sp., Penicillium sp. and Rhizopus sp. Aspergillus carbonarius gave highest raw starch hydrolysing activity on tapioca starch.

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