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STUDIES ON AIRBORNE FUNGAL SPORES IN AN INDUSTRIAL AREA OF BANGALORE. Pavan R, Tulsi Naik K S, Manjunath K

STUDIES ON AIRBORNE FUNGAL SPORES IN AN INDUSTRIAL AREA OF BANGALORE.

Pavan R, Tulsi Naik K S, Manjunath K

International Journal of Applied Microbiology Science 2013; 2(2):7-13

Abstract
The concentration and biodiversity of airborne fungi of the Peenya Industrial Area, Bangalore city was studied for a period of one year from January 2011 to December 2011 by using Anderson two-stage viable sampler. The study was undertaken to assess the concentrations of fungal spores and their many health related implication in this ever-busy environment. The air-borne fungi of a total of ten fungal types were isolated, representing mainly 4 major genus Fusarium, Pencillium, Aspergillus and Cladosporium and the most widely occurring genus were Alternaria, Mucor, Curvularia, Phoma, Rhizopus and Neurospora identified from the samples. Majority of the fungi isolated are known allergens; they could also be opportunistic causing various diseases in man. Correlation and coefficient studies between the airborne fungal spores and seasonal variations were carried out. An attempt has been made to forecast atmospheric fungal spore concentration for Bangalore city.

keywords: Air-borne fungi, allergy, endotoxin
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