Global Advanced Research Journal of Agricultural Science (GARJAS) ISSN: 2315-5094
July 2016 Vol. 5(7): pp. 309-314
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A Study on the Population and Types of Fungiin "Mbuli", a Local Drink in Borno State, Nigeria

Abubakar, A., Nura, M., Auyo, M, I., Sunday, E., and Kutama, A. S

 

Department of Biological Sciences, Federal University, Dutse, Nigeria

Email: kutamasak@yahoo.com

Accepted 24 July, 2016

 

Abstract

A study was carried out to monitor the population and types of fungi found in "Mbuli“ a local drink in Borno State over four weeks period.The result showed that the populations of fungi was higher in first week than in the Subsequent weeks. The reason for this higher population include the abundance of growth substances in the first week than in the subsequent weeks and chemical activities of other microorganism when stored for a long time.The species of fungi found in drink stored in clay pot are Aspergillus nidulan, Aspergillus flavus,  Aspergillus niger, penicilliun cyclopium. SP and saccharomaces cerevisiae. The same species of fungi were also found to be present in Mbuli stored in plastic pot.The result therefore showed that the storage material and fungi have effect on storage quality of the drink.

Keywords: Population, Local Drink, Fungiin "Mbuli".

   


 

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