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Yeasts Associated with Spoilage of Some Selected Fruits in Sokoto Metropolis


Ibrahim, M. and Sada, M. D.

1Department of Biology, Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, Nigeria.
2Department of Agricultural Science, Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, Nigeria.


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Received: February 21, 2015,   Accepted: May 4, 2015,   Published:


Abstract:

The aim of this paper is to determine the involvement of yeasts in fruit spoilage. Pour plate method by serial dilution was used for the isolation of the yeast isolates. A total of six genera of yeasts were recovered from the rotten fruit samples. They include Geotrichum sp., Saccharomyces sp., Schizosaccharonuyces sp., Nematospora sp., Kloeckera sp. and Hanseniospora sp. The highest frequency of occurrence was obtained in Geotrichum sp. followed by Saccharomyces sp. and least frequency of occurence was recorded by Hanseniospora and Kloeckera spp. It would be recommended that proper handling of fruits, adequate sanitary measures and sorting of rotten fruits should be employed to reduce the incidence of yeast rots of fruits.


Keywords: Yeasts, spoilage, fruits, Sokoto Metropolis.


Citation:

Ibrahim, M. et al. (2015). Yeasts Associated with Spoilage of Some Selected Fruits in Sokoto Metropolis. J. of Advancement in Medical and Life Sciences. V3I1. DOI: 10.15297/JALS.V3I1.01


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© 2015 Ibrahim, M.. This is an open-access 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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