The genus Chrysosporium, its physiology and biotechnological potential
Rajendra Kumar Singh Kushwaha
Department of Botany, Christ Church College, Kanpur, India
The genus Chrysosporium is reviewed including its 11 species without intercalary
conidia, 29 species with intercalary conidia, three species with uncertain
position and four undescribed species with their report of isolation, physiology,
antagonistic, keratinolytic and pathogenic potentials. Research revealed
considerable biotechnological potential for recycling keratinous waste
in soil and secretion of enzymes and antimicrobials. Its taxonomic relation
with dermatophytes and their relatives is of immense importance. Germplasm
collection of Chrysosporium and its teleomorphic connections is aplaused.
In: Kushwaha RKS, Guarro J (Eds.). Biology
of Dermatophytes and other Keratinophilic Fungi.
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