African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6628

Full Length Research Paper

The inhibitory effect of camel's urine on mycotoxins and fungal growth

Amira Hassan Abdullah Al-Abdalall
Department of Botany and Microbiology, Faculty of Science for Girls, King Faisal University, El-Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 08 January 2010
  •  Published: 04 June 2010


The effect of urine and camel milk in the inhibition of biological effects of mycotoxins produced by nine isolates of Aspergillus flavus and one isolate ofAspergillus niger isolated from pulse seeds was studied. Where these toxins lost their ability to inhibit Bacillus subtilus growth, milk could not. Also, our study records the effect of camel urine on mycelial growth of some roots rot fungi isolated from seeds of pulses like Rhizoctonia solani, Fusarium moliniform, Aschocayta sp., Pythium aphanidermatum, Sclerotinia sclerotiorum studies, also included are some storage fungi (Aspergillus spp) isolated from coffee beans. Results proved that camel urine at low concentrations has no significant inhibitory effect on fungal growth, while inhibition can be obviously recorded after using high concentrations.


Key words: Camel urine, mycotoxins, mycelial growth, inhibitory effect on fungal growth.