Molds contamination shells and commercial hens and ducks ' eggs in Assiut city

Abstract: The molds inhabiting the outer surfaces of the shell as well as the content of the eggs were studied on malt extract agar at 28°C. Forty-five samples of native breeds, farms and duck's eggs (15 samples each) were employed. The results indicated that the farm eggs were more contaminated than the other types. Whereas the native breeds eggs were less polluted. The total counts of fungi on egg shells were 5700. 13100 & 8500 colonies 5 shells (calculated per 5 eggs) while in eggs content were 3100, 8450 & 3350 colonies/ml (calculated per 5 eggs) of the native breeds, farms and ducks' eggs, respectively. From the three substrates 28 species representing 12 genera could be identified. Species of Peniciilium Aspergillus and Cladosporium were the most prevalent followed by Acremonium and Rhizupus species. Also, Some non-filamentous fungi (yeasts) were isolated from the three types of egg with high or moderate incidence.

Publication year 2003
Pages 203: 213
Availability location مكتبة معهد بحوث صحة الحيوان
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Organization Name
City أسيوط
serial title مجلة أسيوط الطبيبة البيطرية – المجلد ( 49) – يناير 2003- العدد ( 96 ) – من صفحة 203: 213 .
Author(s) from ARC
Agris Categories Animal diseases
Publication Type Journal