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P-ISSN: 2709-9431, E-ISSN: 2709-944X

2020, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part A

Assessment of mycological abattoir waste water contaminated soil in Port Harcourt

Author(s): Victoria Ginika Awari, Aleruchi Owhonka and Loveday Peace Adaniella

Abstract: Due to numerous anthropogenic activities, such as the use of abattoirs, Nigeria's environment is suffering from major issues like excessive levels of waste generation and an insufficient disposal infrastructure. The release of untreated wastewater into nearby soils and water bodies has had a harmful impact on the ecosystem. The purpose of the study is to evaluate the effects of various abattoir wastewater on the population of soil fungi. Soil samples polluted with abattoir effluent were taken at random from three distinct abattoir locations in Port Harcourt, whereas a control sample of uncontaminated soil was taken from a farm at Rivers State University. The following day, all the samples were collected, and they were all subjected to mycological analysis. To isolate and count fungi, Sabouraud Dextrose Agar and lactophenol stain were utilized. The fungal counts in the contaminated soil ranged from 2.7 x 105 to 4.2x106 cfu/g, while the total heterotrophic fungi (THF) count in uncontaminated soil had 1.4x104 cfu/g. Fungi isolated from all the representative samples were identified as: Candida spp., Trichoderma spp., Fusarium spp, Aspergillus fumigatus spp., Penicillium spp. and percentage occurrence of isolates were determined. The result showed that the contaminated soil had higher fungal counts than the uncontaminated soil, reasons could be that the physicochemical constituents in the abattoir wastewater favours their growth.

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How to cite this article:
Victoria Ginika Awari, Aleruchi Owhonka, Loveday Peace Adaniella. Assessment of mycological abattoir waste water contaminated soil in Port Harcourt. J Adv Microbiol Res 2020;1(2):21-28.
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