Author(s): Deshmukh SK
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Abstract Results of a preliminary survey of keratinophilic fungi associated with feathers of pigeon on high rise buildings in Thane district of Maharashtra (India) are reported. A total of 100 samples were examined, of which 67 samples were positive for keratinophilic fungi. Altogether 67 fungal strains belonging to 10 species of seven genera were isolated viz. Chrysosporium indicum (24\%), Chrysosporium sp. (2\%), Chr. tropicum (8\%), Chrysosporium state of Arthroderma tuberculatum (3\%), Chrysosporium state of Ctenomyces serratus (15\%), Malbranchea pulchella (3\%), Malbranchea sp. (1\%), Microsporum gypseum (5\%), Myriodontium keratinophilum (2\%) and Trichophyton terrestre (4\%).
This article was published in Mycoses
and referenced in Journal of Microbial & Biochemical Technology