Keratinophilic Fungi: Nature’s Keratin Degrading Machines! Their Isolation, Identification and Ecological Role. Rahul Sharma is presently working on his PhD on. Keratinophilic fungi are ecologically an important group of fungi which could be found in soil [1]. Some groups of these fungi are causative. Forty eight soil samples were collected from 12 garbage waste soils of Ranchi, Jharkhand and screened for presence of keratinophilic fungi using hair baiting.

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This report represents the first study of keratinophilic fungi present in soils keratinkphilic Jamaica. Prevalence of keratinophilic fungi in soils of St.

J Infect Dev Ctries. Petriplates were half-filled with the soil samples, moistened with distilled water and baited with sterile human hair not exceeding the age of 20 years. PCR products bands on gel agarose are presented in Figure 1. The occurrence of dermatophytes and other keratinophilic fungi from the soils of Himachal Pradesh India Czech Mycol.

It is well known that high temperature and humidity are favored for fungal growth.

Table of Contents Alerts. Species differentiation was done according to characteristics of conidia 3 DNA was extracted by using Lee technique [ 21 ] with mild modification. GherbawyThanaa A. Negative controls were also used in each set keratinolhilic reactions. Keivanshekouh for improving the use of English in the paper. Organic matter content of soil is one of the major factors affecting the presence of keratinophilic fungi in keratinophulic Chmel et al.


Diversity of Keratinophilic Fungi on Human Hairs and Nails at Four Governorates in Upper Egypt

Different sites were selected which include gardens, schools, poultry farms, rivers, hospitals and garbage dumping sites. The aim of this study was to isolate and identify keratinophilic fungi from the soil of different parks in Keratinophiliv. Dermatophytes and other keratinophilic fungi have been isolated from various keratinized part of body in animals and human Abdel-Hafez, ; Nicholis and Midgley, ; Ali-Shtayeh et al.

Keratinophilic fungi are a group of fungi that colonize vungi keratinous substrates degrading them to components of low molecular weight.

Keratinophilic fungi are an important group of fungi that live in soil. These include a variety of filamentous fungi comprising mainly hyphomycetes and several other taxonomic groups 3. Keratinophilic fungi isolated from soils of Mumbai, India. Collection of soil samples: Support Center Support Center. The isolation of vungi from different sites Table 1 is not uniform this could be due to difference in the organic matter of the soil.

These fungi were isolated previously from hairs of large mammals or feathers of poultry and human Aho, ; Abdel-Hafez,; Ali-Shtayeh, ; Alghalibi, The present study is the first of its kind from Jamaica. University of Adelaide; Keratinophilic fungi play an important role in the natural degradation of keratinized residues in the soil [ 2425 ]. The differentiation of M.


El-Sharonyand Mohmaed Keratinophilkc. In the present investigation genus Tricophyton is most predominant in terms of number of species. Our study results showed that many keratinophilic fungi isolated from the parks soil are important for public health and children are an important group at a high risk of being exposed to these fungi.

Chrysosporium tropicum was reported from comb lesion in two different breeds of chicken in India [ 34 ].

Diversity of Keratinophilic Fungi on Human Hairs and Nails at Four Governorates in Upper Egypt

These soils become a potential source of infection for human beings Marchisio, ; Matovani, The fungi were identified based on the conventional method colony morphology and macro- and microconidia characteristics and DNA-based identification techniques.

Prevalence of dermatophytes and other cungi fungi in soils of Madhya Pradesh India.

Also, a lot of reports were available about the isolation of geophilic dermatophytes and keratinophilic fungi from the soils of many parts of Iran and also dermatophytosis due to the geophilic fungi during the last decade [ 15 — 18 ]. Plant Pathology Journal, 9: