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Keratinophilic Fungi in Soils of Yemen Arab Republic [Med J Islamic World Acad Sci]
Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 1995; 8(4): 151-154

Keratinophilic Fungi in Soils of Yemen Arab Republic

A. H. M. El-Said
From Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Qena, Egypt.

Thirty-six species belonging to 15 genera of keratinophilic fungi were collected from 50 soil samples gathered from different places of Yemen by using hair fragments as baits at 28C. Six species of true dermatophytes were collected: Arthroderma Lenticulare (= Trichophyton terrestre), Trichophyton mentagrophytes, T. equinum, T. rubrum, T. soudanense and Microsporum gypseum. Numerous Keratinophilic fungi were isolated namely: Aphanoascus terreus (= Chrysosporium indicum), Aphanoascus species (= C. tropicum), A. fulvescens (= C. Keratinophilum), Chrysosporium pannicola, C. pruinosum, C. carmichaelii, C. lucknowense, C. xerophilum, C. asperatum, Arthroderma cuniculi, (= C. anamorph of Arthroderma cuniculi), A. curreyi (=C. anamorph of Arthroderma curreyi) and Prectinotrichum llanense (= C. anamorph of Prectinotrichum llanense). The commonest saprophytes in order of frequency were member of the genera Aspergillus, Alternaria, Penicillium, Rhizopus, Cunninghamella, Fusarium, Ulocladium and Macrophomina.

Keywords: T. equinum, T. rubrum, T. soudanense, Trichophyton terrestre.

A. H. M. El-Said. Keratinophilic Fungi in Soils of Yemen Arab Republic. Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 1995; 8(4): 151-154

Corresponding Author: A. H. M. El-Said, Egypt

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