, Volume 120, Issue 2, pp 93–101 | Cite as

Contribution of the mesophilic fungi of different spices in Egypt

  • I. A. El-Kady
  • S. S. Mohamed El-Maraghy
  • Eman Mostafa M. 
Plant Mycology and Crop Protection


Thirty-eight genera and 81 species of fungi were isolated and identified from 120 samples of 24 kinds of spices collected from different places at Assiut Governorate, Egypt. Predominant genera wereAspergillus (25 species) andPenicillium (7 species) of whichA. flavus, A. niger, A. ochraceus, A. fumigatus, A. flavus var.columnaris, A. terreus, P. chrysogenum andP. corylophilum were the most commonly occurring.

Key words

Fungi mycoflora spices 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. A. El-Kady
    • 1
  • S. S. Mohamed El-Maraghy
    • 1
  • Eman Mostafa M. 
    • 1
  1. 1.Botany Department, Faculty of ScienceAssiut UniversityAssiutEgypt

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