Mycopathologia et mycologia applicata

, Volume 22, Issue 1, pp 15–20 | Cite as

Human pathogenic fungi recovered from Brasilian soil

  • A. L. Rogers
  • E. S. Beneke


A total of 202 soil samples from areas around the cities of Belo Horizonte, Santos, São Paulo, Piracicaba and Itatiaia park were examined by various techniques for the presence of fungi that may be pathogenic to humans and animals.

The fungi isolated were:Microsporon gypseum (40),M. cookei (2),Keratinomyces ajelloi (2),T. mentagrophytes (9),T. terrestre (49),T. verrucosum (2),Allescheria boydii (1),Aspergillus fumigatus (2),Candida albicans (21),Cryptococcus neoformans (4), andSporotrichum schenckii (4).

Many of the pathogenic fungi were found in habitats where they might be expected to occur in relation to activities of humans and animals.

The probable basis for the apparent absence ofParacoccidioides brasiliensis from soil samples was discussed.

The following organisms have apparently been reported for the first time from soil samples in Brasil;T. mentagrophytes, T. terrestre, T. verrucosum, A. fumigatus, C. albicans, andS. schenckii.


Soil Sample Aspergillus Candida Pathogenic Fungus Candida Albicans 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. L. Rogers
    • 1
  • E. S. Beneke
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Botany and Plant PathologyMichigan State UniversityEast Lansing

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