JEP  Vol.7 No.7 , June 2016
Characterizations and Analysis of the Mold from Animal Specimens in Shenzhen Museum

Biological specimens play an important role in cultural exchange, science popularization, scientific research and economic window, but the preparation and preservation technology system of biological specimens is relatively unsafe and inefficient. Mold grows seriously on animal specimens, which is not only harmful to human beings’ health and environment, but also is one of the factors that restricts the development of the natural history museums where these specimens are kept. This paper identified the mold species of animal specimens by PCR with ITS primers, bio-micro-scopic observation, sequencing and phylogenetic tree analysis. The results showed the mold of animal specimens mainly belonged to Aspergillus and Neurospora. This study established the foundations of controlling and restoring the mold that infected animal specimens and guided a new methodology of preparation and environmental friendly exhibition for animal specimens.

Cite this paper: Zhang, R. , Wang, K. , Sun, M. , Zhang, B. , Zhang, H. , Li, S. , Du, H. , Lu, Y. , Ye, Y. and Yu, X. (2016) Characterizations and Analysis of the Mold from Animal Specimens in Shenzhen Museum. Journal of Environmental Protection, 7, 1033-1040. doi: 10.4236/jep.2016.77091.

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