Accession Number : AD0674032

Title :   A SEARCH FOR SYSTEMIS FUNGI IN TURKISH SOIL, OCT 66-MAR 68.

Descriptive Note : Professional rept.,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE NEW YORK 09224 TUSLOG DETACHMENT 36 (USAFE)

Personal Author(s) : Riordon,John P. ; Johnson,Albert L. ; Agee,Jerry S.

Report Date : 15 AUG 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : One hundred twenty-seven soil samples were collected from six locations in three Koppen climatic regions of Turkey and cultured for systemic fungi. None of these fungi was found. Data acquired from previous clinical and epidemiological studies done in Turkey were compared geographically and climatologically with known regions of high endemicity in the United States. The prevalence and distribution of the four systemic fungi, Histoplasma capsulatum, Blastomyces dermatitidis, Coccidioides immitis and Cryptococcus neoformans throughout Turkey are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FUNGI, SOILS), DISEASES, CULTURE MEDIA, GEOGRAPHY, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, HISTOPLASMA, BLASTOMYCES, COCCIDIOIDES, CRYPTOCOCCUS, CLIMATE, COLLECTING METHODS, EPIDEMIOLOGY, ECOLOGY, TURKEY

Subject Categories : Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE