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Proceedings: Plant Sciences

, Volume 92, Issue 5, pp 387–392 | Cite as

Hazardous species ofAspergillus ochraceus group in the air of working environments at Mysore

  • K B Jayaprakash
  • A Ramalingam
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Abstract

Species of theAspergillus ochraceus group were most abundant in the air of a coffee curing works of the seventeen environments studied at Mysore. They also occurred in large numbers in coffee dust, husk samples, sorghum and paddy. Incubating at room temperature (20–25°C) was found most suitable for enumeration of these species. Only 6.6% of the air-borne isolates of the group produced ochratoxin-A. A. ochraceus was the most common species of the group isolated from air and also yielded a greater proportion of toxic isolates.

Keywords

Aspergillus ochraceus air-borne moulds mycotoxins 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K B Jayaprakash
    • 1
  • A Ramalingam
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of MysoreMysoreIndia

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