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An evaluation was carried out on some growth media for the cultivation of fungal cultures. Fungi such as Aspergillus niger,
Aspergillus flavus, Penicillium chrysogenum, Aspergillus terreus, Aspergillus glaucus, Fusarium oxysporium, and Rhizopus
stolonifer were isolated from food materials using Standard Blotter Method. Pure cultures were obtained and transferred into
different growth media such as Potato Dextrose, Soyabean Dextrose, Sawdust Sucrose, Ofor Sucrose and Groundnut Dextrose
Broths respectively, to screen their suitability for culturing fungi. After incubation at 27?1OC for 7 days, the organisms were
harvested, weighed and growth rate measured. The mean values for all the organisms in Soyabean broth were significantly
(P≤0.05) higher than those of Groundnut Dextrose, Ofor Sucrose Broth, Sawdust Sucrose Broth and Potato Dextrose Broth.
Organisms grown on Soyabean Dextrose Broth, performed better than those grown on other Broths probably because it contains
more vitamins and minerals vital to fungal growth.
IKECHI-NWOGU, CHINYERUM GLORIA (MRS) was born 18th April, 1978. She is currently an Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Plant Science
and Biotechnology, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria where she is undergoing her Ph. D. She has published 2 papers and 4 are presently been
reviewed for publication in reputable journals.
She is involved in the following activities: Teaching, Identification of Fungi for Undergraduate Researchers and Practicals Coordination. She is also
a Member of the following committees in the department: Exams and Records, Laboratory liaison and Student Advisory.
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