keratinophilic


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ke·rat·i·no·phil·ic

(ke-rat'i-nō-fil'ik),
Denoting fungi that use keratin as a substrata, for example, dermatophytes.
[keratin + Gr. philos, love, attraction, + -ic]

keratinophilic

[kerat′inōfil′ik]
describing a type of fungi that uses keratin as a substrate.
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Soil and leachate samples with hair bait were subcultured after invasion and subsequent colonisation by the keratinophilic fungi.
Isolation and molecular identification of keratinophilic fungi from public parks soil in Shiraz, Iran.
Eleven genera of fungi, including six keratinophilic genera and one dermatophyte, belonging to nine families were isolated from the 42 hair samples of the rodents (Table 2 and Figure 4).
These are keratinophilic organisms, and, as such, they invade keratinized tissues, including the stratum corneum, the hair, and the nails.
In amphibians, basic physiologic and anatomic traits that vary among species, such as skin sloughing rate and skin thickness, could provide innate defenses against the keratinophilic activity of B.
Ecology of dermatophytes and other keratinophilic fungi in swimming pools and polluted and unpolluted streams.
KEY WORDS: Keratinophilic fungi, Keratinase, Dermatophytosis, Domestic animals.
Dermatophytes are a group of keratinophilic and keratinolytic molds, some of which are responsible for ringworm.
Dermatophytes are keratinophilic and keratinolytic, meaning they digest keratin and utilize it as a nutrient source.
Dermatophytoses refer to superficial fungal infection of keratinised tissues- skin, hair and nail caused by keratinophilic dermatophytes.