Fungal spore concentrations in the atmosphere at the Anatolia quarter of Istanbul, Turkey


ÇOLAKOĞLU G. T.

JOURNAL OF BASIC MICROBIOLOGY, vol.36, no.3, pp.155-162, 1996 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/jobm.3620360302
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF BASIC MICROBIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.155-162

Abstract

In this research, spore concentrations of Cladosporium, Alternaria, Epicoccum, Botrytis, Leptosphaeria, Polythrincium, ascospores, Aspergillus, Penicillium, basidiospores, uredospores, Ustilago, Torula, Erysiphe, Ganoderma, Hyaline indeterminate and others in the atmosphere have been determined, and comparisons have been made between locations with both low and high spore concentrations. The importance of these air-borne fungal spores which cause allergy and asthma are emphasized in the paper from the viewpoint of human health.