| || Succession of Mycoflora on Finished Leathers During Storage
Author : Sharma, O.P.;Sharma, K.D.
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:29(2) ; 1979 ; pp 77-78
Subject : 579 MicroBiology
Keywords : Leathers stored;Black sclerotial isolate;Fungi
Abstract : The succession of mycoflora on ten important types of variously tanned finished leathers has been studied in storage. A number of fungi responsible for its deterioration have been recorded. High number of species was obtained in the samples stored at 90% RH at 28degree centigrade in comparison to leathers stored in laboratory conditions(40-60%RH and 28 degree centigrade). Some interesting fungi, namely, A. flavus (Black sclerotial isolate), A. Sydowivar. 2,P citrinum, P. simplicissimum and P. purpurogenum str. 2 were recorded on leathers for the first time as chrome loving fungi. The moisture content of leather samples stored at 90% RH was found to increase considerably after 60 days.