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Keratinophilic fungi isolated from hospital dust and soils of public places at Gulbarga, India

  • G. M. Vidyasagar
  • Narayan Hosmani
  • D.  Shivkumar


Keratinophilic fungi were isolated from corridor dust of 11 hospitals and soils of 21 public places using a hair baiting technique. A total of 41 species belonging to 24 genera were recovered. Among the dermatophytes and related species, Microsporum gypseum was predominant, followed by Chrysosporium keratinophilum, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, M. nanum and Ch. tropicum. Other species were represented by 32 species belonging to 21 genera. Most of the species isolated are known to be agents of human and animal infection or have been isolated from human and animal lesions. The fungi observed here are discussed in relation to their global distribution.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. M. Vidyasagar
    • 1
  • Narayan Hosmani
    • 1
  • D.  Shivkumar
    • 1
  1. 1.Plant Pathology and Fungal Biotechnology Laboratory, Department of P.G. Studies and Research in BotanyGulbarga UniversityGulbargaIndia

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