Fungi Associated With The Hair Of Goat And Sheep From El-Bahrain
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The mycoflora on the hair in 25 samples of each of goats and sheep collected from El - Bahrain was analysed using two isolation methods at 25 !C. Seventy species and 3 varieties belonging to 31 genera were collected from the two substrates. The hairs of sheep were more polluted with fungi than the goat ones, containing higher total counts and number of genera and species. Two species of true dermatophytes were isolated namely: Trichophyton rubrum and T. terrestre. Several keratinophilic species were isolated, but with different frequency, of which Chrysosporium indicum, C. keratinophilum and C. tropicum were the most prevalent. The commonest saprophytes in order of frequency were members of the genera Aspergillus, Penicillium, Emericella, Altemaria and Cochliobolus.