A mycological survey of commercial whirlpools in Delaware and Madison counties, Indiana

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dc.contributor.advisor Hendrickson, Donald A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Crump, Larry T. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:24:32Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:24:32Z
dc.date.created 1989 en_US
dc.date.issued 1989
dc.identifier LD2489.Z64 1989 .C78 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/175703
dc.description.abstract Thirty-seven samples were taken from the water, step access and air/water interface surfaces of 10 commercial whirlpools in Delaware and Madison Counties, Indiana between September and March of 1986-1988. Dermatophytes were isolated from 19 of the samples, representing 51%. At least three species of the yeast genus Candid. were isolated from 13 (35%) of these samples. Fifty-eight percent of all dermatophytes isolated were found in male-only whirlpools, as were nearly 62% of all Candida species. Isolated dermatophytes included Trichophyton rubrum, T. menta,grophytes, T. tonsurans, T. verrucosum, Epidermophyton floccosum, Microsporum nanum, and one Trichophvton species. Whirlpools were grouped based on similarity of fungi isolated from each facility. Male whirlpools sorted into one group, except for one that clustered with female facilities. Coliform bacteria were found in 43% of all samples, and blue-green fluorescent pseudomonads were found in 54% of all samples. Most dermatophytes were isolated from the step access surface of the facilities tested, and more Candida species were isolated from the water than from either surface tested. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Biology
dc.format.extent vi, 40 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Hot tubs -- Indiana -- Delaware County. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Hot tubs -- Indiana -- Madison County. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mycology. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Dermatophytes. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Candida. en_US
dc.title A mycological survey of commercial whirlpools in Delaware and Madison counties, Indiana en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/720283 en_US

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