, Volume 152, Issue 2, pp 81–84 | Cite as

Human hair colonizing fungi in water sediments of India

  • Sarika Katiyar
  • R. K. S. Kushwaha


Out of 144 samples of water sediments, 183 isolates belonging to 9 genera and 22 species were isolated. Fifty-nine isolates of Acremonium, 26 of Chrysosporium indicum, 22 of Chrysosporium keratinophilum, 17 of Malbranchea sp. and 10 of Microsporum gypseum were recovered. Acremonium implicatum, Chrysosporium georgii, Chrysosporium xerophilum and Geomyces pannorum were reported for the first time from India.

India keratinophilic fungi water sediments 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sarika Katiyar
    • 1
  • R. K. S. Kushwaha
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyChrist Church CollegeKanpurIndia

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