Detection the antifungal effect of zirconium oxide nanoparticles on mold which isolated from domestic's bathroom




Nanoparticles, nano-ZrO2, Mold, Morphological characteristics, Aspergillus sp.


The aim of this study is to detection the antifungal effect of Zirconium oxide nanoparticles on mold which isolated from domestic's bathroom during April 2017 in Baghdad City. Twenty species were isolated from one hundred samples which were Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus. flavus, , Aspergillus duricaulis, Aspergillus nidulans Aspergillus. parasiticus ,Aspergillus fumigatus, Aspergillus. brasiliensis ,Aspergillus heteromorphus , Curvularia lunata, Penicillium sp., Fusarium oxysporum, , Alternaria alternate, Cladosporium sp. Trichoderma sp., Mucor, Rhizopus sp., Rhodotorula mucilaginosa, , Stachybotrys and yeast. Among the isolated species Aspergillus niger, was the most abundant (14.92%) followed by Aspergillus flavus (10.14%), while less abundant (0.95 & 0.63 %) Cladosporium sp. &, Mucor respectively. The higher demoralization of fungal growth was recorded at 8mg/ml concentration of Zirconium oxide nanoparticles which was (3.8cm) in molds Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus. flavus, , & Aspergillus. brasiliensis

Author Biography

Dina Yousif Mohamed, algae, fungi , plant extracts, plant diseases & biological control

Department of Biology., College of Science, Mustansiriyah University



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How to Cite

D. Y. Mohamed, “Detection the antifungal effect of zirconium oxide nanoparticles on mold which isolated from domestic’s bathroom”, MJS, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 15–22, Oct. 2018.



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