Identification of Fungi Isolated from Clinical Wastes

  • Efaq Ali Noman Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
  • Adel Al-Gheethi Micro-pollution Research Centre (MPRC), Department of Water and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia,86400 Parit Raja, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia
  • Balkis Talip Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, 86400, Parit Raja, Johor, Malaysia
  • Nik Ab. Rahman School of Distance Education, University Science Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Malaysia
  • Hideyuki Nagao School of Biological Science, University Science Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Malaysia
  • Radin Maya Saphira Radin Mohamed Micro-pollution Research Centre (MPRC), Department of Water and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia,86400 Parit Raja, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia
  • Omar Ab. Kadir School of Industrial Technology, University Science Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Malaysia
Keywords: Clinical wastes, Curvularia spp., Trichoderma spp., Rhizopus sp., Fusarium spp., Oidiodendron sp., Fungi

Abstract

The distrubition of fungi in the hospitals wastes are coming from the clinical wastes specimens used for the disgnistic process. The aim of the present study was to identify the fungal isolates obtained from clinical wastes based on phenotype method. The fungal isolates were obtained by the direct plate method on Potato Dextrose Agar (PDA) medium and incubated at 28◦C for 7 to 14 days, therafter purified by single spore isolation. The cultural characteristics of the fungal isolates were described on different media, while the morphologies were observed using a light microscope. Eight fungal species from five genera were identified and included Curvularia Trichoderma spp. Rhizopus sp. Fusarium spp. Oidiodendron sp. These results indicated that the clinical wastes have a diversity of fungi which might possess health risk to humans if these fungi have not inactivated in the clinical wastes before the final disposal into the environment.
Published
2017-12-28
How to Cite
Noman, E. A., Al-Gheethi, A., Talip, B., Ab. Rahman, N., Nagao, H., Radin Mohamed, R. M. S., & Ab. Kadir, O. (2017). Identification of Fungi Isolated from Clinical Wastes. Journal of Science and Technology, 9(4). Retrieved from https://publisher.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/JST/article/view/2148