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Title: Studies on certain keratinophilic fungi
Author: Dawson, Christine D.
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 1965
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Although the pathogenic karatinophilic fungi, or dermatophytes, have been 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.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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