000330 Kulkarni S W (Microbiology Dep, S.B.Zadbuke Mahavidyalaya, Barshi-431 401) : Microbial flora of pulses processing industrial environment and its effect on workers. J microbial Wld 2008, 10(1), 17-28.
Microbial Flora of twelve pulses processing industrial environment in and around Barshi was studied. In all 98 isolates were obtained from industrial environment of which 44 were of Fungal type, 28 of Actinomycetes and 26 of Bacterial Type. Isolates were identified as member of Aspergillus, Penicillium, Rhizopus, Mucor, Altemaria, Cladosporium, Curvularia, Torula, Trichoderma, Nocardia, Saccharomonospora, Saccharopolyspora, Microbispora, Streptosporangium, Themomonospora, Themoactinomyces, Streptomyces, Aerococcus, Staphylococcus, Micrococcus, Streptococcus, aureobacterium, Bacillus and Sarcina. No relation was established for the distribution of micro organisms in various industrial environment. Allergy, throat-infectipn, asthama and broncho-pulmonary infections were reported in workers but direct relation with microbial flora was not established.
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