Keratinophilic fungi in the antarctic environment

R. Mercantini, R. Marsella, D. Moretto, E. Finotti

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Abstract

Results of a study on the diffusion of keratinophilic fungi in an Antarctic environment are given. Nine soil samples collected from as many sites along the coast of Ross Sea, and six dust samples inside the Italian scientific base were examined by direct inoculation and hair baiting methods for soil samples and plate dilution method for dust samples. As regards the variety of species isolated and the counting of the numbers of colonies, plate dilution method proved to be very effective. Aspergillus spp., Cladosporium sp., Dematiaceae, Fusarium sp., Geomyces pannorum v. pannorum, G. pannorum v. vinaceus, Mycelia sterilia, Penicillium spp. were isolated from soil. From the dust the following moulds were isolated:Aphanoascus fulvescens, Aspergillus sp., Beauveria sp., Chrysosporium carmichaelii, Dematiaceae, Geomyces pannorum v. pannorum, G. pannorum v. vinaceus, Malbranchea gypsea, Mycelia sterilia, Nectria inventa, Penicillium spp., Scopulariopsis brevicaulis, Scopulariopsis sp. and Trichophyton mentagrophytes. The presence of four colonies of Trichophyton mentagrophytes is emphasized and correlated with the anthropization process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-175
Number of pages7
JournalMycopathologia
Volume122
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1993

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keratinophilic fungi
Scopulariopsis
Dust
Trichophyton
Fungi
Soil
Agonomycetes
Penicillium
Mycelium
dust
Aspergillus
Trichophyton mentagrophytes
Nectria
Chrysosporium
Beauveria
Cladosporium
Malbranchea
soil sampling
Fusarium
Oceans and Seas

Keywords

  • Antarctica
  • Anthropization
  • Keratinophilic fungi

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  • Plant Science
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)

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Keratinophilic fungi in the antarctic environment. / Mercantini, R.; Marsella, R.; Moretto, D.; Finotti, E.

In: Mycopathologia, Vol. 122, No. 3, 06.1993, p. 169-175.

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Mercantini, R, Marsella, R, Moretto, D & Finotti, E 1993, 'Keratinophilic fungi in the antarctic environment', Mycopathologia, vol. 122, no. 3, pp. 169-175. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01103478
Mercantini, R. ; Marsella, R. ; Moretto, D. ; Finotti, E. / Keratinophilic fungi in the antarctic environment. In: Mycopathologia. 1993 ; Vol. 122, No. 3. pp. 169-175.
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