Distribution and Prevalence of Dermatophytes in Semi-Arid Region of India


Earth has been documented as a natural territory for fungi which cover individual kingdom with evolution. In subsequently vertebrates developed keratin which was a part of life as a structural aspect. Few moulds have skilled to digest keratin and crop up from soil and wastewater habitats. They take part as a keratinolytic agent in the purification of α-keratins with an incidence of disulphide and hydrogen bonds which are improperly biodegradable. The best moulds genera to decay of keratin are Microsporum, Trichophyton and Epidermophyton. The presences of these genera are open health issues in developing countries where they cause the mortal mycotic contagion. The reason behind this is perceived to be the poor hygienic environment and socioeconomic behaviour among people. The present review is a compilation of updated information concerning the nature of these keratinolytic moulds and abundances of most contributed developing countries including India.

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Sharma, V. , Kumawat, T. , Sharma, A. , Seth, R. and Chandra, S. (2015) Distribution and Prevalence of Dermatophytes in Semi-Arid Region of India. Advances in Microbiology, 5, 93-106. doi: 10.4236/aim.2015.52010.

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