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2011 (Vol. 3, Issue: 6)
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Isolation and Identification of Fungi Associated with the Deterioration of Painted Wall surfaces within Kaduna Polytechnic

V.O. Aina, A.A.J. Adewumi, Hauwa Haruna and Amina Zakari
Corresponding Author:  V.O. Aina 

Key words:  Agar, Cephalosporium, Cladosporium, humidification devices, sabourard dextrose pectinases, trichoderma,
Vol. 3 , (6): 250-253
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2011 July, 20 2011 October, 07 2011 December, 25
Abstract:

Fungi implicated in the deterioration of painted wall surfaces (both inner and outer surfaces) were investigated within Kaduna Polytechnic. Flakes of paint were collected from different parts of buildings where paint work had started failing. Fungi were isolated from the samples and identified using Sabourard Dextrose Agar and Wet-Mount staining Techniques respectively. The species of fungi isolated from the inner and outer wall surfaces include Aspergillus, Penicillium, Botrytis, Acrodictys, Mucor, Absidia, Atternaria, Cladosporium, Rhizopus, Cephalosporium, Fusarium, Helminthosporium, Trichocterma, Acremonium, Pullularia and Monilia special and were implicated in the deterioration of the paint works. Chemical additives such as Ammonium Phosphate and Propionic acid help to hinder the fungal growth on the painted buildings.
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V.O. Aina, A.A.J. Adewumi, Hauwa Haruna and Amina Zakari, 2011. Isolation and Identification of Fungi Associated with the Deterioration of Painted Wall surfaces within Kaduna Polytechnic.  Asian Journal of Medical Sciences, 3(6): 250-253.
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