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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
Year: 2001  |  Volume: 4  |  Issue: 10  |  Page No.: 1194 - 1197

Abundance of Fungal Flora in Relation to Moisture Content and Storage Period in Different Types of Poultry Feed Ingredients

M. Shahidul Alam, M.S. Alam, M. Rafiqul Islam, Most. Ferdousi Begum, Montaz Ali Sarkar and M. Sabina Banu    

Abstract: Six types of poultry feed ingredients viz. maize, rice bran, sesame oil cake, soybean oil cake, wheat husk and oyster shell were used for determination of the presence of fungal flora. Eight genera of fungi have been isolated and identified. The genus Aspergillus was the highest in frequency followed by Penicillium, Rhizopus, Fusarium, Paecilomyces, Scopulariopsis, Alternaria and Candida. Sesame oil cake was the highest contaminated (43.15%) and oyster shell was the lowest (3.06%). Fungal contamination of poultry feed ingredients increased with the increase in their moisture content and storage period.

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