The Prevalence Of Keratinophilic And Saprobic Fungi On Poultry Feathers In Egypt
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Two methods were used for the isolation of dermatophytes and other fungi from the feathers of ducks, geese and turkeys: baiting technique and the dilution plate method. 86 species and 3 varieties belonging to 35 genera were collected. Dermatophytes and related fungi were represented by 12 species: Arthroderma curreyi, A. tuberculatum, Chrysosporium asperatum, C. carmichaelii, C. dermati-tidis, C. georgii, C. indicum, C. keratinophilum, C. pannorum, C. pseudomerdar-wm, C. tropicum and Trichophyton terrestre. Other moulds were collected such as Acremonium (2 species), Alternaria(2), Aspergillus(l5+l variety), Cladosporium (4), Fusariiim (5+1 variety), Paecilomyces (3), Penicillium (14), Rhizopus (1), Scopulariopsis (3), Sepedonium (1), Syncephalastnim (1), Thermoascus (1) and others.