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MICROSCOPIC FUNGI ISOLATED FROM POLISH HONEY

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Author(s): Soňa Felšöciová | Miroslava Kačániová | Lukáš Hleba | Jana Petrová | Adriana Pavelková | Malgorzata Džugan | Dorota Grabek-Lejko

Journal: Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences
ISSN 1338-5178

Volume: 2;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 1040;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Honey | Mycobiota | Fungi | Yeast | Penicillium

ABSTRACT
The characterization of some honey samples from Poland was carried out on the basis of their microbiological (fungi and yeasts) analysis. Most of the samples contained less than 20 % water. The amount of fungi found in the honey samples was less than 1 x 102 CFU.g-1 but 19 % of the samples had more yeasts than 1 x 102 CFU.g-1 – up to 5.7 x 102 CFU.g-1. The isolated fungi were Alternaria spp., Aspergillus spp., Cladosporium spp., Fusarium spp., Mycelia sterilia, Rhizopus spp. and Penicillium spp. The last genus was isolated very frequently. A total number of eight fungal Penicillium species were identified namely, Penicillium brevicompactum, P. commune, P. corylophilum, P. crustosum, P. expansum, P. griseofulvum, P. chrysogenum and P. polonicum. They were isolated using dilution plate method. The results showed that honeys produced in this region are of good microbiological quality.
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