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Research Article

The Study of Heterotrophic and Crude Oil-utilizing Soil Fungi in Crude OilContaminated Regions

Vida Dawoodi1*, Mahbobeh Madani2, Arezoo Tahmourespour3 and Zeynab Golshani1
1Young researchers and Elite Club, Falavarjan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran
2Department of Microbiology, Falavarjan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran
3Basic medical sciences department, islamic azad university, Khorasgan branch, Iran
Corresponding Author : Vida Dawoodi
Young researchers and Elite Club, Falavarjan Branch
Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran
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Received October 30, 2014; Accepted January 28, 2015; Published January 30, 2015
Citation: Dawoodi V, Madani M, Tahmourespour A, Golshani Z (2015) The Study of Heterotrophic and Crude Oil-utilizing Soil Fungi in Crude Oil Contaminated Regions. J Bioremed Biodeg 6:270. doi:10.4172/2155-6199.1000270
Copyright: © 2015 Dawoodi V, et al. This is an open-a ccess article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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In the present study, the population of heterotrophic and oil-utilizing fungi was investigated in soils with different oil contamination from Khuzestan, Iran. Diversity and distribution of soil population were determined in relation to a number of environmental factors such as pH, electrical conductivity and soil organic matter. In the soil samples, counts of the total heterotrophic fungi ranged from 0.41 ± 0.16 to 3333.33 ± 288.00 × 102 CFU/g soil while counts of crude oil-utilizing fungi ranged from 0.26 ± 0.10 to 2860.00 ± 163.20 × 102 CFU/g soil. In soil samples 3 and 5, population of oil-utilizing fungi was more than heterotrophic fungi. Moreover, sixty species belonging to thirteen fungal genera were isolated from oil-contaminated soils. The thirteen isolated fungal genera included Aspergillus, Penicillium, Fusarium, Acremonium, Candida, Rhodotorula, Mucor, Aureobasidium, Cunninghamella, Rhizopus, Alternaria, Beauveria and Paecilomyces, among which Beauveria, Paecilomyces and species of Aspergillus were isolated only from mineral salts medium (MSM). Investigation of the isolation of fungi from oil-contaminated environments showed that abundance and fungal diversity in different stations were significantly different.


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