Mycopathologia et mycologia applicata

, Volume 33, Issue 2, pp 105–112 | Cite as

The occurrence of keratinophilic fungi in texas soil

  • Yousef Al-Doory


A total of 137 soils, 27 coming from caves and 110 from outdoor lands of Texas, were examined for the presence of keratinophilic fungi by the use of the ToKaVa hairbaiting technique. Twenty three and 69 fungal isolates, respectively, were recovered from these areas.

Microsporon gypseum was the most common isolate, followed byTrichophyton mentagrophytes, andT. terrestre. M. gypseum was recovered from caves in a very high frequency (67 %), in comparison to its presence in the outdoor soils (10 %).

Fifteen strains ofChrysosporium, belonging to four species, were isolated. Fourteen of these isolates were recovered from shady areas under trees. None of these had been isolated from Texas soil before.


Fungal Isolate Keratinophilic Fungus Common Isolate Shady Area Outdoor Soil 
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  • Yousef Al-Doory
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  1. 1.Department of Mycology, Division of Microbiology & Infectious DiseasesSouthwest Foundation for Research and EducationSan AntonioUSA

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