Isolation and identification of airborne microflora in traffic intersection of Mysore city

Hemavathi, C. and Veena, M. and Hemanth Kumar, N. K. and Shobha, J. (2014) Isolation and identification of airborne microflora in traffic intersection of Mysore city. International Journal of Advanced Life Sciences, 7 (3). pp. 435-437. ISSN 2277-758X

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Abstract

The aim of the study was to isolate and identify airborne bacteria and fungi at the five traffic intersections namely Ramaswamy circle, Canara Bank circle, Milk Dairy Circle, Kiadb Industrial Area and Highway circle in Mysore city. The study was conducted for two hours at the peak hours of the day by the petriplate exposure method using nutrient agar and Czapek Dox agar media. The present study was aimed at finding the air borne microorganisms and pollutants of auto exhaust which cause hazardous effect on human health. There is a significant variation in the concentration of bacteria at different circles. The higher the concentration of bacteria was recorded in Canara bank circle and lowest concentration at Kiadb Industrial Area. Micrococcus one of the most dominant bacterial groups followed by Bacillus. Air borne fungi were dominant in Ramaswamy circle and Canara Bank circle whilethe lower levels were detected in the Kiadb Industrial Area. Fusarium, Cladosporium, Aspergillus niger, Alternaria and Trichoderma species were the dominant fungi were recorded in the circle.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Air Pollution and Air Borne and Mysore City
Subjects: B Life Science > Biotechnology
Divisions: Department of > Biotechnology
Depositing User: Shrirekha N
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2019 05:40
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2019 05:40
URI: http://eprints.uni-mysore.ac.in/id/eprint/8995

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