A Study of Airborne Fungal Spores of Anyigba, Kogi State, Nigeria
American Journal of Biomedical and Life Sciences
Volume 1, Issue 4, December 2013, Pages: 70-74
Received: Oct. 29, 2013; Published: Nov. 30, 2013
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Essien, Benjamin Christopher, Department of Biological Sciences,Kogi State University, Anyigba, Nigeria
Taiga, Akpovughaye, Department of Biological Sciences,Kogi State University, Anyigba, Nigeria
Suleiman, Mohammed Nasirudeen, Department of Biological Sciences,Kogi State University, Anyigba, Nigeria
Idachaba, Stehen Onojo, Department of Biology, Kogi State College of Education, Ankpa, Nigeria
Aniama, Salome Ojone, Department of Biology, Federal College of Education, Okene, Nigeria
Edegbo, Emmanuel, Department of Microbiology, Kogi State University, Anyigba
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Abstract
Airborne fungal spores of Anyigba, Dekina Local Government Area, Kogi State, Nigeria during the months of March – December, 2012 were trapped,acetolysed and analysedpalynologically to determine the genera of airborne fungal spores and/or particles present in the atmosphere. A total of 9491 fungal spores were counted. The predominant spore types include those of Botryodiplodia, Curvularia, Gliomastix, Drechslera/Helminthosporium, Neurospora, Nigrospora, Pithomyces, Teliospore andStemphylum. The presence of fungal spores in the atmosphere affirms the great influence of anthropogenic activities on the local vegetation. Analysis of variance for the various airborne fungal spores showed that there was no significant difference (P>0.05) between the various groups. This study would provide a good template thatcould be used to monitor the frequency and intensity of fungal allergies and various disease conditions of plants, animals and man in the surrounding Savanna environment, and provide adequate restoration and conservation measures for safety health and environmental sustainability.
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Airborne, Fungal Spores, Bioparticles, Anyigba Environment, Nigeria
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Essien, Benjamin Christopher, Taiga, Akpovughaye, Suleiman, Mohammed Nasirudeen, Idachaba, Stehen Onojo, Aniama, Salome Ojone, Edegbo, Emmanuel, A Study of Airborne Fungal Spores of Anyigba, Kogi State, Nigeria, American Journal of Biomedical and Life Sciences. Vol. 1, No. 4, 2013, pp. 70-74. doi: 10.11648/j.ajbls.20130104.11
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