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Original article | Journal of Biometry Studies 2022, Vol. 2(1) 1-6

Abundance of marine-derived fungi in nutrient-enriched Kappaphycus species

Angeli̇ca B. BERMIL, Jherry Bonn D. HAMISAIN, Albaris B. TAHILUDDIN, Rosi̇ta T. JUMDAIN, Mari̇a Li̇za B. TORING-FARQUERABAO

pp. 1 - 6   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/JofBS.2022.444.01   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2203-10-0001.R1

Published online: June 29, 2022  |   Number of Views: 85  |  Number of Download: 485


The occurrence of ice-ice disease is among the main issues affecting Kappaphycus production. The abiotic and biotic factors have major contributions to causing this disease. As biotic factors, marine-derived fungi (MDF) are known to be capable of causing the ice-ice disease. In this study, we determined the abundance of MDF from both healthy and ice-ice-infected nutrient-enriched Kappaphycus alvarezii and K. striatus in the seaweed farms of Tongehat, Sibutu, Tawi-Tawi, southern Philippines, following serial dilution procedure using malt extract agar. Results revealed that the abundance of MDF in ice-ice-infected nutrient-enriched K. alvarezii (3.04 x 10^4 CFU g⁻¹) had shown higher significance (p<0.05) when compared with healthy nutrient-enriched K. alvarezii (3.32 x 10^3 CFU g⁻¹). Similarly, the abundance of MDF in ice-ice-infected nutrient-enriched K. striatus (9.31 x 10^3 CFU g⁻¹) also appeared to have higher significance (p<0.01) than healthy nutrient-enriched K. striatus (6.10 x 10^2 CFU g⁻¹). In terms of seaweed species comparison, the abundance of MDF in healthy nutrient-enriched K. alvarezii had a higher significance (p<0.05) than in healthy nutrient-enriched K. striatus, and the abundance of MDF in ice-ice-infected nutrient-enriched K. alvarezii also had higher significance (p<0.05) than ice-ice-infected nutrient-enriched K. striatus. The great number of MDF in ice-ice-infected nutrient-enriched Kappaphycus suggests that MDF may be potential causative agents and have the capability of inducing ice-ice disease in farmed nutrient-enriched Kappaphycus.

Keywords: Abundance, Ice-ice disease, Kappaphycus alvarezii, Kappaphycus striatus, Marine-derived fungi

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APA 6th edition
BERMIL, A.B., HAMISAIN, J.B.D., TAHILUDDIN, A.B., JUMDAIN, R.T. & TORING-FARQUERABAO, M.L.B. (2022). Abundance of marine-derived fungi in nutrient-enriched Kappaphycus species . Journal of Biometry Studies, 2(1), 1-6. doi: 10.29329/JofBS.2022.444.01

BERMIL, A., HAMISAIN, J., TAHILUDDIN, A., JUMDAIN, R. and TORING-FARQUERABAO, M. (2022). Abundance of marine-derived fungi in nutrient-enriched Kappaphycus species . Journal of Biometry Studies, 2(1), pp. 1-6.

Chicago 16th edition
BERMIL, Angeli̇ca B., Jherry Bonn D. HAMISAIN, Albaris B. TAHILUDDIN, Rosi̇ta T. JUMDAIN and Mari̇a Li̇za B. TORING-FARQUERABAO (2022). "Abundance of marine-derived fungi in nutrient-enriched Kappaphycus species ". Journal of Biometry Studies 2 (1):1-6. doi:10.29329/JofBS.2022.444.01.


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