Abstract. One hundred and fifty-eight soil samples were collected from various areas of four districts of Kerala and screened for prevalence of keratinophilic fungi. This chapter discusses the occurrence of keratinophilic fungi in different habitats Deshmukh and Verekar b), Kerala (Deshmukh b), the Andamans. Incidence of keratinophilic fungi from selected soils of Kerala state (India). Deshmukh SK(1). Author information: (1)Dept. of Natural Products, Quest Institute of.

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Incidence of keratinophilic fungi from selected soils of Kerala state (India).

Mycotic infection is reported throughout the world, and it is extremely contagious [ 2 ]. Phylogenetic tree based on ITS Chrysosporium evolceanui was reported from Indian soils as Trichophyton evolceanui by Randhawa and Sandhu [ 17 ]; then Garg [ 21 ] placed keratinophilid in the genus Chrysosporium as C. View at Google Scholar E. Materials and Methods 2. Seventy-one isolates were recovered and identified. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution Licensewhich permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Incidence of keratinophilic fungi from selected soils of Kerala state (India).

Tropical climate and topology of Vidarbha region of Maharashtra make this region a potentially interesting area to study the distribution of these fungi. View at Google Scholar J. Numbers at the respective nodes are percentage of bootstrap replicates. The sequences of the ITS Its high percentage of distribution clearly indicates that it is well adapted to warmer condition of India [ 21 ].


There was considerable difference in the sequence data of the thirteen strains analyzed.

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Our findings confirm the presence of keratinophilic and related dermatophytes in the soils of Vidarbha region. We also encountered Arthroderma sp. Gymnoascoideus petalosporus was previously recorded from Chilka Lake soil [ 35 ], soils from Vedanthangal Water Bird Sanctuary [ 20 ], and soils of Orissa [ 33 ]. It is a cosmopolitan species and has been reported keratinophilicc various parts of India [ 17182728 ].

Auxarthron conjugatum is reported from Indian kertainophilic by Deshmukh and Verekar [ 20 ], Jain and Agrawal [ 36 ], and Deshmukh and Agrawal [ 37 ]. The results of the isolations are presented in Table 2.

The cultures were identified using macro- and micromorphological features. However, mating experiments were not conducted to confirm its specific identity.

Chrysosporium tropicum was next to M. Distribution of soil samples examined of Vidarbha region of Maharashtra India.

Introduction Keratinophilic fungi are an ecologically important group of fungi that decompose kfrala of the most abundant and highly stable animal proteins on earth-keratin which they utilize as a nutrient substrate for growth. The Phylogenetic tree indicates different clusters for each isolate showing their sequence variation. It is reported from Indian soils [ 262930 ].


Microsporum gypseum complex was found next to C. One hundred and fifty samples were collected from eleven districts of Vidarbha region of Maharashtra state and screened for the presence of keratinophilic fungi using hair baiting technique for isolation. For example, Chrysosporium zonatum was reported to cause disseminated infection in a patient with chronic keraala disease [ 48 ].

Thus, these fungi may be regarded as opportunistic pathogens. Thirteen species of eight genera were isolated, namely, Auxarthron conjugatum 2. The authors declare that there is no conflict of interests regarding the publication of this paper. Chrysosporium tropicum was reported from comb lesion in two different breeds of chicken in India [ 50 ]. Gymnascella dankaliensis kerahinophilic reported from superficial infections in human beings [ 52 ] and Iwen et al.

View at Google Scholar I. A Kefala to Methods and ApplicationsA.

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