Volume No. 4 Issue No.: 1 Page No.: 116-122 July-Sept 2009

 

EFFECT OF CLIMATIC CONDITIONS ON THE SUCCESSION OF MICROFLORA ON VEGETABLE TANNED LEATHER(SHEEP) DURING STORAGE

 

D.S.Rathore*1 and Shashi Chauhan2

1. Department of Botany/ Biotechnology, Govt.K.R.G.P.G. College, Gwalior (M.P.) INDIA.
2. S.O.S. in Botany, Jiwaji University, Gwalior (M.P.) INDIA.

 

Received on : June 01, 2009

 

ABSTRACT

 

Biodeterioration of leather by its definition, is concerned with the interaction of leather with microorganisms. Thus materials, organisms and environment, all intimately concerned in biodeterioration. So, the climate of storage place is of great importance to the activity of the microflora of stored leather. Therefore, it is quite necessary to investigte 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 microflora on vegetable tanned (Sheep) leather under varying storage conditions. The conducive factors which are taken into consideration include varying levels of the relative humidity and storage conditions at suitable temperature.Thus during the present studies three basic attempts were taken under considerations (a) Qualitatively-what kind, (b) Quantitatively-how many living microbial forms inhabit the leather and (c) how do, relative humidity and duration of storage affect fungi.

 

Keywords : Biodeterioration, Fungi, Succession, Climatic factors.

 

 

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