Table 6: Qualitative cellulolytic, proteolytic and amylolytic activities, production of pigments and acids by the fungi isolated from the air of the repositories studied and documents.

IsolateStrainDegradation of celluloseProduction of acidsAmylolytic ActivityProteolytic Activity
Growth on filter paperGrowth on crystalline cellulose Pigment productionapHStarch degradationDegradation of gelatin

AIRAspergillus niger 1+ + + + + ++3.90++
A. flavus 1+ + ++ +5.99++
A. clavatus 5.20++
A. versicolor + +++6.10++
A. terreus + + ++4.46++
Cladosporium cladosporoides + + ++ ++3.93+
C. herbarum +±6.42++
C. sphaerospermum +±6.47++
C. oxysporum 1+ ++ ++6.90
C. elatum + + + + + ++6.87+
Cladosporium spp.+ + + + + ++6.70+
Penicillium commune 1+ + +++5.10++
P. citrinum 15.26++
P. chrysogenum 1+ + +5.83++
P. griseofulvum + + ++ ++5.73++
Fusarium solani + + ++ ++5.95+
Fusarium sp. + + ++5.32++
Curvularia lunata + + +6.77+
C. pallescens + + +++5.70++
Alternariaalternata + + ++ + +6.54+
Syncephalastrum sp. + + ++ + ++4.80++

MAPSAspergillus niger 2+ + ++ + ++4.52++
A. flavus 2+ + + + + +4.35+ +
P. commune 2+ + + + ++3.58++
P. chrysogenum 2+ + ++3.65++
Alternaria sp. + +++5.21++
Talaromyces helicus + + + +5.62++

PHOTOSAspergillus niger 3+ + + + + ++3.15++
A. flavus 3+ +++5.00+ +
Penicillium decumbens + + ++6.18++
P. citrinum 2+ + ++ + +3.14++
Non-sporing isolated+ + +2.69+

+ + +: Indicates abundant growth, + +: Indicates moderate growth, +: Indicates poor growth, it is also indicative of the presence of pigment, ±: Indicates very poor growth or production of pigment, −: Indicates NO growth and NO production of pigment. aThe production of pigments was evidenced on the filter paper strip.