, Volume 38, Issue 1, pp 79–81 | Cite as

Some observations on fungal succession during decomposition of wool in soil

  • Vijay K. Ghawana
  • Janendra N. Shrivastava
  • Ravinder K. S. Kushwaha
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Fungal succession on woolen baits was studied under laboratory conditions for more than one year. It was found that the initial colonizers on woolen baits are non-keratinophilic fungi, while the late colonizers are keratinophilic fungi. Six phases in total were observed during fungal succession. The successional trends obtained during decomposition of wool in soil samples collected from plain and hilly areas were almost the same, except for the dominant colonization in the last phase, which was constituted byChrysosporium tropicum for the plain, butMicrosporum gypseum andM. fulvum for the hilly area.

Key Words

Chrysosporium tropicum fungal succession Microsporum fulvum Microsporum gypseum woolen bait 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vijay K. Ghawana
    • 1
  • Janendra N. Shrivastava
    • 1
  • Ravinder K. S. Kushwaha
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BotanyDayalbagh Educational InstituteAgraIndia
  2. 2.Christ Church CollegeKanpurIndia

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