Fungal Degradation of Cotton Materials under Outdoor Weathering and in Soil Burial Conditions
Keywords: Fungal activity, Cotton yarn, Cotton fabric
AbstractThe degradation of five types of cotton fabric and three types of cotton yarn and threads was studies during outdoor monsoon exposure, tropic room exposure and soil buried conditions. The susceptibility of different cotton materials was due to micronaire characteristics of the fibres and varying fungal activity. Highly twisted and mercerized yarn was resistant. 20 to 25% soil moisture favoured maximum degradation. Thirty three fungi were isolated from exposed and soil buried cotton materials. Three species were encountered for the first time cotton materials.
How to Cite
Srivastava, K. (2014). Fungal Degradation of Cotton Materials under Outdoor Weathering and in Soil Burial Conditions. Defence Science Journal, 30(1), 9-16. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.30.6398
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