Volume No. 10 Issue No.: 2 Page No.: 291-297 October-December 2015

 

EFFECT OF RELATIVE HUMIDITY ON SUCCESSION OF FUNGI ON OIL TANNED CHAMOIS LEATHER (GOAT) DURING BIODETERIORATION UNDER STORAGE CONDITION

 

Rathore D.S.

Department of Botany & Biotechnology, Government K.R.G.P.G. (Auto.) College, Gwalior, M.P. (INDIA)

 

Received on : June 09, 2015

 

ABSTRACT

 

Biodeterioration of leather is concerned with interaction of leather with fungi. Thus leather, fungi and environment, all intimately concerned in biodeterioration. So, the climate of storage place is of great importance to the activity of fungi on stored leather. Therefore, it is quite necessary to investigate various types of leather infesting fungi, their succession and ecological conditions which play an important role in the development of these organisms on such products. In the present study, attempts have been made to study the succession of fungi on oil tanned chamois leather (goat) under varying storage conditions. The conducive factors which are taken into consideration include varying level of the relative humidity and storage conditions at suitable temperature. Thus during present studies three basic attempts were taken under consideration (i) Qualitatively- what kind, (ii) Quantitatively how many living fungal form inhabit the leather and (iii) how do, relative humidity and duration of storage affect fungi.

 

Keywords : Biodeterioration, Fungi, Succession, Relative humidity, Storage condition

 

 

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