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EFFECf OF SOIL pH ON OCCURRENCE OF KERATINOPHILIC FUNGI

Article Id: ARCC4654 | Page : 223 -224
Citation :- EFFECf OF SOIL pH ON OCCURRENCE OF KERATINOPHILIC FUNGI.Agricultural Science Digest.2005.(25):223 -224
Rashmi Gupta
Address : Department of Botany. BSNV PG College, Charbagh, Lucknow· 226 001, India

Abstract

This paper discusses the effect of soil pH on occurrence of keratinophilic fungi. Forty soil samples of different pH were collected from various places and the fungi were isolated using To-ka-va hair-bait method. The results of this study indicated that soil pH significantly affected the incidence of keratinophilic fungi. Neutral to alkaline soils provided favourable conditions for the growth of these fungi whereas acidic soils were found to be unfavourable. Microsporum gypseumChrysosporium luteumChrysosporium parvum andChrysosporium keratinophilium were found to be major keratinophilic fungal species occurring in the soil.

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