Tsadu, S.M. and Ojutiku, R.O. and Ayanwale, A.V.
Survey of fungal infestation of some fish species from Tagwai dam, Minna, Niger State.
In: 19th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
, 29 Nov - 03 Dec 2004
Survey of Fungal infestation of some species of fish in Tagwai Dam Minna was carried out from March to June 2002. Fungi were isolated from the scale/skin, gills and fins. Twenty-one fungi species were identified from 18 species of fish microbial growth was measured by direct cell count using Stuart colony counter. Most of the fungi encountered were of the mould group and infestation occurred among all the species sampled. The infestation was predominantly by Aspergillus species and the scale/skin was most widely affected. The study showed the identified fungi in order of frequency to be as follows. Aspergillius niger. Rrhizopus spp. Mmucor spp Aspergilus flavum. Aspergillus parasitous. Aspergillus fumigatus, Microsporum canis. Penicillum virridicalumand Fusarium spp respectively. Aspergillus niger occurred on all the species of fish sampled. Barrilius spa and Chrysichrhy auratus longifilis had significantly higher (P<0.05) mean fungal load on their fins and gills. There was no significant difference (P>0.05) in the mean fungal load in different parts of the body of other fish species sampled
Conference or Workshop Item
||Survey of fungal infestation of some fish species from Tagwai dam, Minna, Niger State
||19th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
||29 Nov - 03 Dec 2004
||Fisheries Society of Nigeria
||Nigeria, Tagwai Dam; fins; fish diseases; fungal diseases; gills; infestation; microbial contamination; Aspergillus; Fusarium; Microsporum; Penicillium
Ms Maria Kalentsits
||17 Aug 2010 13:13
||29 Sep 2011 16:36
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