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Predominance of Keratinophilic Fungi and Dermatohytes Species in Dumpsite Locations in Ogun State, Nigeria

B. T. Thomas, O. D. Popoola and F. M. Oyeyipo.

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ABSTRACT: This study determined the presence of dermatophytes and other keratinophilic fungi in dumpsites located within four geopolitical zones of Ogun State, Nigeria using the traditional hair baiting technique. The physiological condition of the soil samples was analyzed to understand the role of ecophysiological parameters on the growth and survival of the inherent organisms of the studied sites while the identification of isolated organisms was carried out on the basis of both micro and macro morphological parameters. A total of ninety four (94) strains of filamentous fungi belonging to thirteen(13) different species namely Lichtheimia corymbifera 6.3 (3.19%), Aspergillus carbonarius 1 (1.06%), Aspergillus flavus 1 (1.06%), Aspergillus fumigatus 21(22.34%), Aspergillus niger 11(11.70%), Aspergillus terreus 9(9.58%), Aspergillus versicolori 1(1.06%), Epidermophyton floccosum 6(6.38%), Microsporum gypseum 15(15.96%), Penicillium chrysogenum 4(4.26%), Trichoderma longibrachiatum 1(1.06%), Trichophyton mentagrophytes 16(17.02%) and Trichophyton rubrum 5(5.33%) were identified from the sampled dumpsites. All the isolated organisms grew in pH value ranging between 5.8 and 9.1. The Shannon index of diversity was found to be approximately 1.98 while both specie’s richness and percentage of specie dominance were 13 and 22.3% respectively. In conclusion, the dumpsites sampled could be regarded to as a keratinophilic fungi prone environment and should be given appropriate health attention to avoid this public health nuisance being a vehicle for the transmission of infectious diseases.

Key words: Dermatophytes; dumpsites; keratinophilic fungi

Key words: Key words: Dermatophytes; dumpsites; keratinophilic fungi; Soil, Ecophysiology


 
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Thomas BT, . Predominance of Keratinophilic Fungi and Dermatohytes Species in Dumpsite Locations in Ogun State, Nigeria. Nig. J. Basic Appl. Sci.. 2021; 29(1): 23-33. doi:10.4314/njbas.v29i1.3


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Thomas BT, . Predominance of Keratinophilic Fungi and Dermatohytes Species in Dumpsite Locations in Ogun State, Nigeria. Nig. J. Basic Appl. Sci.. 2021; 29(1): 23-33. doi:10.4314/njbas.v29i1.3



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Thomas BT, . Predominance of Keratinophilic Fungi and Dermatohytes Species in Dumpsite Locations in Ogun State, Nigeria. Nig. J. Basic Appl. Sci.. (2021), [cited August 10, 2021]; 29(1): 23-33. doi:10.4314/njbas.v29i1.3



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Thomas, B. T. & (2021) Predominance of Keratinophilic Fungi and Dermatohytes Species in Dumpsite Locations in Ogun State, Nigeria. Nig. J. Basic Appl. Sci., 29 (1), 23-33. doi:10.4314/njbas.v29i1.3



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Thomas, B. T., and O. D. Popoola and F. M. Oyeyipo. 2021. Predominance of Keratinophilic Fungi and Dermatohytes Species in Dumpsite Locations in Ogun State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 29 (1), 23-33. doi:10.4314/njbas.v29i1.3



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Thomas, B. T., and O. D. Popoola and F. M. Oyeyipo. "Predominance of Keratinophilic Fungi and Dermatohytes Species in Dumpsite Locations in Ogun State, Nigeria." Nigerian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences 29 (2021), 23-33. doi:10.4314/njbas.v29i1.3



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Thomas, B. T., and O. D. Popoola and F. M. Oyeyipo. "Predominance of Keratinophilic Fungi and Dermatohytes Species in Dumpsite Locations in Ogun State, Nigeria." Nigerian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences 29.1 (2021), 23-33. Print. doi:10.4314/njbas.v29i1.3



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Thomas, B. T. & (2021) Predominance of Keratinophilic Fungi and Dermatohytes Species in Dumpsite Locations in Ogun State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 29 (1), 23-33. doi:10.4314/njbas.v29i1.3





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