International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Botany | India | Volume 10 Issue 9, September 2021 | Rating: 4.5 / 10

Study of Aeromycoflora in Different Patient Wards of PMCH Patna (Bihar)

Shivani Jaiswal | Dr. Surendra Kumar Prasad

Abstract: An attempt was made for purpose of isolation and identification of the fungal load in air indoor and outdoor of Different Patient wards in Patna Medical College and Hospital, Patna, Bihar. The study of aeromycoflora which refers to the airborne fungal spores in the atmosphere was performed during month of September2020 to March 2021. Potato Dextrose media PouredPetri dishes were exposed directly in air, and with Burkard volumetric spore trap placed near patient table and beds in indoor and outdoor areas for 10 to 20 minutes. Incubated at 27 degree for one week. After week grown fungal were identified On the basis of morphological studies taking picture by camra and making slides identifying under microscope. Morphological studies shows total number of 9 to 12 airborne fungal species were observed from both the indoor and outdoor areas, and among them Rhizopus, Aspergillus, Mucor, Curvularia, cladosporium, Penicillium, Fusarium, Alternaria, Histoplasma, Microsporum, there were some species which could not be identified. Microsporum and Aspergillus were reported as dominant species followed by Rhizopus and Mucor in air of PMCH patient ward.

Keywords: Aeromycoflora, patient ward, fungal colonies, Allergies, Environment, Hospital, OPD

Edition: Volume 10 Issue 9, September 2021,

Pages: 1159 - 1165

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