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Vol.8(3), pp. 264-269 , January 2014
https://doi.org/10.5897/AJMR2013.6324
ISSN: 1996-0808


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Incidence of keratinophilic fungi in areas of Raipur City, Chhattisgarh region, India



Ashis Kumar Sarkar*
  • Ashis Kumar Sarkar*
  • School of Life Sciences, Pandit Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur 492010, India.
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Vibhuti Rai and Ashwini Kumar Gupta
  • Vibhuti Rai and Ashwini Kumar Gupta
  • School of Life Sciences, Pandit Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur 492010, India.
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 Accepted: 27 December 2013  Published: 15 January 2014

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In an endeavor to search for some wild isolates of keratinophilic fungi from the Raipur City of Chhattisgarh, 24 soil samples from different regions of the city were collected and screened using hair baiting technique. A total of six species which belong to two genera were isolated. They are Chrysosporium keratinophilum (27.78%), Chrysosporium pannicola (5.56%), Chrysosporium tropicum (13.89%), Chrysosporium sp. (close to Chrysosporium pannicola) (11.11%), Chrysosporium sp. (16.67%) and Microsporum gypseum (25%). The Chrysosporium species prevalent in this region are able to tolerate temperature of about 40°C and all isolates belong to moderate individual risk group.

 

Key words: Keratinophilic fungi, Raipur, Chrysosporium, Microsporum.

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APA Sarkar, A. K., Rai, V., & Gupta, A. K. (2014). Incidence of keratinophilic fungi in areas of Raipur City, Chhattisgarh region, India. African Journal of Microbiology Research, 8(3), 264-269.
Chicago Ashis Kumar Sarkar, Vibhuti Rai and Ashwini Kumar Gupta. "Incidence of keratinophilic fungi in areas of Raipur City, Chhattisgarh region, India." African Journal of Microbiology Research 8, no. 3 (2014): 264-269.
MLA Ashis Kumar Sarkar, Vibhuti Rai and Ashwini Kumar Gupta. "Incidence of keratinophilic fungi in areas of Raipur City, Chhattisgarh region, India." African Journal of Microbiology Research 8.3 (2014): 264-269.
   
DOI https://doi.org/10.5897/AJMR2013.6324
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/AJMR/article-abstract/5A3023A42678

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