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Published Journal Articles

2017

Keratinolytic and Opportunistic Pathogenic Fungi from Carpet Dust in Mosques and Residentialhouses in Duhok, Kurdistan Region, Iraq

2017-06
Eurasian Journal of Science and Engineering (Issue : 1) (Volume : 3)
One hundred samples of carpet dusts (50 samples from residential houses and 50 samples from mosques) were surveyed for the presence of the potentially pathogenic fungi Microascus/Scopulariopsis species complex (Microascales: Ascomycota). The samples were collected from different sites in Duhok province, Kurdistan region, Iraq, during September, 2014 to May, 2015. Four species of Microascus (M. brunneosporus, M. cirrosus, M. pyramidus and M. paisii) and three species of Scopulariopsis (S. asperula, S. brevccaulis and S. flava) were identified. Acaulium acremonium (= Scopulariopsis acremonium) was also detected. The diagnostic features of the reported species based on micro-morphological features of their reproductive structures were provided. M. brunneosporus represents a new record for the Iraqi mycobiota. The identified species were reported in several publications as potentially pathogenic to human.

Keratinolytic and Opportunistic Pathogenic Fungi from Carpet Dust in Mosques and Residentialhouses in Duhok, Kurdistan Region, Iraq

2017-03
Science Journal of University of Zakho (Issue : 5) (Volume : 1)
One hundred samples of carpet dusts (50 samples from residential houses and 50 samples from mosques) were collected from different sites in Duhok province during the year 2014 to 2015 for the objective of the study of the occurrence of keratinolytic and other potentially pathogenic fungi using hair baiting method. A total of 24 fungal species (17 species from house dust) and (12 species from mosque dust) in addition to non-sporulating mycelia and yeasts were isolated and identified. The keratinolytic species Arthroderma cuniculi, Chrysosporium tropicum and Gymnoascus ressii were detected. Potentially pathogenic fungi in the genera Aspergillus, Arthrographis, Geomyces, Microascus, Scopulariopsis and Neoscytalidium were also able to colonize and grow on baited hairs.

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