Studies on certain keratinophilic fungi

Dawson, Christine D (1965) Studies on certain keratinophilic fungi. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Although the pathogenic karatinophilic fungi, or dermatophytes, have Dean known for many years, non-pathogenic species were recognised only after Vanbreuseghem, in 1952, introduced a technique of "baiting" soil with hair. Because only fungi with an affinity for keratin can colonize the hair, this gives a method for selective isolation of such species. For this thesis, non-pathogenic keratinophilic fungi were isolated from coils, hair and feathers, birds' nests and owl casts| the effect of various environmental conditions on asexual growth and on the development of the sexual state of certain of these keratinophilic species was investigated. As a result of this work, the most suitable conditions for the primary isolation of keratinophilic fungi by the use of keratinous bait were established. It also became apparent that by altering the temperature of incubation from the normal 24

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Adviser: J C Gentles
Keywords: Microbiology, Pathology
Date of Award: 1965
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1965-73864
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2019 08:56
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2019 08:56

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