The study of microfungal flora of air in Gheshm iseland the largest Iseland in Khalige Fars

M. Ghahri

Author address: 

Tarbiat Modares University, Djalale Ale Ahmad St, Tehran, Iran


The fungal spores of air in Gheshm iseland were isolate and identified by air traping technique and traditional plate culture. The isolates were identified whith macroscopy and microscopical morphotyping. A total of 615 colony were identified. 80% of fungal spores identified belongs to Dematiaceous fungi and others known as Hyalinehyphomycetes. The frequency of fungal spores isolate were as follows: Alternaria sp. 70.93%, Penicillium sp.8.45%, Cladosporium sp.6.9%, Aspergillus sp 3.43%, Drechslera sp. 1.2% and others which consists of : Fusarium sp., Helminthosporium sp., Ulocladium sp., Stemphilium sp. This research showed a significant diferrence in Dimatiaceous fungal spore distribiution in warm climate such as Gheshm iseland with colder climates such as Hamedan and Isfahan and Tehran.

abstract No: 

EM 62

Full conference title: 

156th Meeting of the Society for General Microbiology
    • SGM 156th (2005)