Detection of contamination for some medicinal plants that are locally used with fungal and bacterial pathogens

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11/5/2014 9:25 AM

Detection of contamination for some medicinal plants that are locally used with fungal and bacterial pathogens




Afnan Abdulelah (Center for Market Research and Consumer Protection)
Zina Hashem Shehab( Dept. of Biology,Sci. College for women University of Baghdad)
Dalia abdulkarem (College of Veterinary medicine)



Abstract

This study was carried out to check the safety of some non enveloped alternative medicine descriptions, usually obtained from the locally markets for the primary treatment of illness symptoms by isolates then diagnosis the microbial content of bacterial and fungal species which might caused serious illness for the consumer, the results found that the cold infusion of herbs was contaminated with many species of pathogenic bacteria such as : Escherichia coli , Staphylococcus aureus , Bacillus cereus, Klebsiella ssp. and Pseudomonas ssp., besides numbers of fungi were Aspergillus flavus, A. terreus, A. niger, A. fumigates, Candida albicans, Rhizopus ssp., Mucor ssp. and Alternaria alternaria , the higher rate of infection was Aspergillus flavus 60% and 40% to bacteria E. coli depending on morphological and cultural properties of colonies and some enzymatic and biochemical tests.



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