Regarding the isolation of filamentous fungi, a variety of species of the genus Aspergillus
were isolated in this study; the genus Aspergillus
predominated, followed by Penicillium spp.
(2011) reported a lower incidence of the genus Aspergillus
in seeds of cassia tree (Senna siamea (Lam.) H.S.
In the present study, among the six fungal pathogens from the dumping yard leachate, four belonged to genus Aspergillus
. Aspergillus is the most common fungal pathogen found everywhere and well recognised as economically, ecologically, medically important group.
The research was carried out by means of the MTT tetrazolium salt analysis on the group of fungi belonging to genus Aspergillus
collected in various quantities (ranging 5-13) from various hospital wards.
According to Coelho and Carmona (2003), the production of xylanase by different species of the genus Aspergillus
showed distinct optimal pH.
(2014)  predominantly identified the genus Aspergillus
, the genus Penicillium was not determined.
The Genus Aspergillus
. Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Among isolated from the air strains from genus Aspergillus
The colonies were identified at the genus level, and those belonging to the genus Aspergillus
were identified at the species level according to PITT & HOCKING (1997).
The genus Aspergillus
produces a huge range of extracellular enzymes of which amylases are mainly considerable for industrial significance (Murali et al.
Fennell, The Genus Aspergillus
, Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, Md, USA, 1965.
Aspergillosis, which can be defined as an infection or disease caused by fungi in the genus Aspergillus
, constitutes a wide range of disease entities that form a continuum from allergic reactions to disseminated invasive disease in immunocompromised patients .
Majority of the isolated fungi belonged to the genus Aspergillus
(59.66%) and the genus Penicillium (27.27%).
Among which, genus Aspergillus
and its strains (niger, flavus and fumigatus) were found to be dominant as 23.6 %, 22.7 %, 29.0 % and 35.1 % in hospital A, B, C, and D, respectively (Table 2).