Isolation and identification of some important mycological isolates from dropping of birds in Baghdad
Maysoon S Abbas, Shaimaa N Yassein and Jenan M Khalaf
The aim of the present study for isolation and identification of yeasts and moulds from systemic infection of dropping birds in Baghdad. One hundred samples were collected from faeces belong to three kindes of birds which included: Pigeon (70), Pet bird (25) and Chicken (5). These samples were cultured on Sabouraud Dextrose Agar (SDA) and the results revealed that the percentage of systemic mycosis in birds was (88%) which classified into (25%) yeasts and (63%)moulds through isolation of Penicillum (19%), Cryptococcus spp. (13%), Mucor (9%), Geotricum (8%). Rizipus (7%), Candida spp (6%), Rhodotorula (6%), Aspergillusniger (%6), Aspergillus Fumigatus (%5), Aspergillus flavus (4%) Cladosporium (3%) and Alternerria (2%).The present study suggests that the fungal diseases considered a serious threat to the animals life, other types of birds, Environment and human through handling with infected birds.