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Detection of Mycoflora from Marine Fishes of Karachi Fish Harbour and Ormara Region (Pakistan)

Detection of Mycoflora from Marine Fishes of Karachi Fish Harbour and Ormara Region (Pakistan)

Naheed Ikram and Nafisa Shoaib*

Centre of Excellence in Marine Biology, University of Karachi, Karachi-75270

*     Corresponding author: nafisashoaib@yahoo.com

 

ABSTRACT
In the present study we have isolated 5 different species of fungi Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus flavus, Rhizopus stolonifer, Penicillium sp. and Fusarium sp. from 14 different genera of commercially important marine fishes Acanthopagrus sp. Parastromateus niger, Nemipterus sp., Pampus argenteusIlisha sp., Alepes djedabaEpinephelus sp., Teraponjarbua, Terapon puta, Scomberomorus koreanus, Epinephelus coioides, Lutjanus sp., Pomadasys sp. and Lutjanus johnii procuredfrom Kemari fish harbor (Pakistan). Our study shows that fresh fishes were not contaminated by incidence of fungi. Aspergillus flavus was the most dominant fungus as compared to other species of fungi but it represents the common mycoflora of this region. 

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology

October

Vol. 51, Iss. 5, Pages 1599-1997

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