A report on an examination of soils from residential garbage of Betul, India, for fungi by the keratin (materials) baiting technique is presented.
A total of 69 fungi representing 39 species among 17 genera were isolated.
In all the soil samples, only two genera, namely Aspergillus (190.9%), followed by Fusarium (118.18%), were most frequently isolated.
Maximum colonisation of fungi was found on hair, followed by horn, feathers and nails.
For the first time, the genus Fusoma is reported here as a keratinophilic fungus.
The keratin baiting technique was found very effective in detecting a broad spectrum of fungi in biological wastes and compost.
Mots-clés Pascal : Fungi, Thallophyta, Kératinophilie, Déchet domestique, Ordure ménagère, Sol, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Contamination biologique, Inde, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Fungi, Thallophyta, Keratinophily, Domestic refuse, Household refuse, Soils, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Biological contamination, India, Asia
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0376991
Code Inist : 002A05D05. Création : 12/09/1997.