Folia Microbiologica

, Volume 26, Issue 3, pp 196–200 | Cite as

Inorganic sulphur sources for the growth of the dermatophyte microsporum gypseum

  • J. Kunert


Suitability of 10 inorganic compounds at a concentration of 1mm as sulphur sources for the growth of the dermatophyteMicrosporum gypseum was investigated. Dry mass of the mycelium after a 11-d growth served as indicator. Sodium sulphate, sulphite and also disulphite, peroxodisulphate and dithionite were the best sources. Growth in the presence of sodium thiosulphate and tetrathionate was slightly worse. Sulphide inhibited the growth, which began only after a longer adaptation. Sodium thiocyanate and amidosulphate were not utilizable as sulphur sources.


Sulphite Dithionite Thiosulphate Sulphur Source Tetrathionate 


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© Institute of Microbiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Kunert
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  1. 1.Department of Biology, School of MedicinePalacký UniversityOlomoucCzechoslovakia

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