Screening Local Milk Products for Fungi
Rafidain Journal of Science,
2005, Volume 16, Issue 12, Pages 115-124
AbstractMycological investigation of (135) samples of milk products collected from various stores in Mosul city. Results revealed that Aspergillus niger and Pencillium spp were found in 8.69%, 60.9% of home–made milk products, while they were observed in 2.5%, 82.08% in canned milk products respectively. Also 8.96% of canned milk product samples had Cladosporium spp, while other fungi were less common. The yeasts candida albicans and Rhodotrula spp occurred in 98.78%, 0.22% of home–made products, while they were found at 98.58% and 1.42% in canned-milk products, respectively. Geotrichium candidum was found in 1.0% of home-made dairy products. The results showed that the isolated fungi have the ability of hydrolysing milk lipids due to the production of lipase.
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