Mycoflora and aflatoxins in soil, eggshells, and failed eggs of Chelonia mydas at Ras Al-Jinz, Oman

Abdulkadir Elshafie*, Saif N. Al-Bahry, Abdulaziz Y. AlKindi, Taher Ba-Omar, Ibrahim Mahmoud

*المؤلف المقابل لهذا العمل

نتاج البحث: المساهمة في مجلةمراجعة النظراء

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ملخص

Eight genera and 14 species of fungi were isolated from soil and eggshells samples collected from the nesting site of the green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) at Ras Al Jinz Reserve, Oman. The genus Aspergillus was the commonly represented, including 6 species: A. flavus, A. niger, A. terrus, A. nidulas, A. fumigatus, and A. ochraceus. Seventy-five percent of A. flavus strains isolated from eggshells were aflatoxigenic, producing aflatoxins in a concentration range of 0.3-28 ppb. The growth of fungi on turtle eggs and secretions of mycotoxins may affect embryonic development and possibly contribute to the green turtle egg mortality.

اللغة الأصليةEnglish
الصفحات (من إلى)267-270
عدد الصفحات4
دوريةChelonian Conservation and Biology
مستوى الصوت6
رقم الإصدار2
المعرِّفات الرقمية للأشياء
حالة النشرPublished - ديسمبر 2007
منشور خارجيًانعم

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