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Morphological identification of foodborne pathogens colonizing rice grains in South Asia

The aim of this study was to identify foodborne pathogens (mainly aspergillus) colonizing rice grains using cultural and microscopic methods. Four differential media were used for differentiation of five Aspergillus colonizing rice grains comparing with standard cultures. The authors studied macroscopic and microscopic characteristics for identification of 110 isolates of Aspergillus isolated from 65 rice grain samples collected from various countries in South Asia (Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand). According to morphological characters, all these isolates were belonging to Aspergillus flavus (45), A. fumigatus (8), A. ochraceus (7), A. niger (42) and A. tamarii (8). This is the first report on identification of large number of Aspergillus strains isolated from rice grains in South Asia.

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Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Agriculture
  • Priority health concerns
  • Public health
  • Public health assistance NGOs
  • Rice
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Thailand
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K. R. N. Reddy, School of Biological Science, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia. Tel: +604-6534001

Author (individual) Salleh, B.
Co-author (individual) Wardah, A.R.; Farhana, N.I.; Reddy, K.R.N.
ISSN number 10288880
Publication place Pakistan
Publisher Asian Network for Scientific Information
Publication date 2010
General note

Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences,Volume 13,Issue 16,794-801

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Date modified January 7, 2016, 23:56 (UTC)