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Survey of nematophagous fungi in South Africa : research communication

D.T. Durand, H.M. Boshoff, L.M. Michael, R.C. Krecek
Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research | Vol 72, No 2 | a217 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ojvr.v72i2.217 | © 2005 D.T. Durand, H.M. Boshoff, L.M. Michael, R.C. Krecek | This work is licensed under CC Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0
Submitted: 17 September 2005 | Published: 17 September 2005

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H.M. Boshoff,
L.M. Michael,
R.C. Krecek,

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Abstract

Three hundred and eighty-four samples of leaf litter, soil, faeces from domestic and game animals, compost and aqueous cultures of infective nematode larvae contaminated with unidentified fungi were plated out on water agar, baited with pure infective larvae of Haemonchus contortus, incubated and examined for the presence of nematophagous fungi.
Duddingtonia flagrans was isolated from five samples, and 73 samples were positive for other nematophagous fungi.

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