Aerobiologia

, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp 245–253 | Cite as

Air spore microfungi in dwellings of south of Spain

  • Felix Infante Garcia-Pantaleon
  • Carmen Galan Soldevilla
  • Eugenio Dominguez Vilches
  • Julia Angulo Romero
  • Ana Mediavilla Molina
Article

Summary

Indoor and outdoor airborne microfungi were studied in fourteen homes of Córdoba (Spain) for two years. Samplings were done gravimetrically in three rooms in each home and, for comparison, also outdoors. An overall 128 taxa were identified, which were classified according to their occurrence into occasional, frequent and permanent. No statistically significant quantitative differences were found between the microfungi in each room. On the other hand, there were significant quantitative differences between indoor and outdoor microfungi. Spores occurred at their maximum concentrations in spring. Finally,Aspergillus andCladosporium were found to be the most abundant genera indoors and outdoors, respectively.

Key words

aerobiology fungal spores indoor air microfungi 

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© The Italian Association of Aerobiology 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Felix Infante Garcia-Pantaleon
    • 1
  • Carmen Galan Soldevilla
    • 1
  • Eugenio Dominguez Vilches
    • 1
  • Julia Angulo Romero
    • 1
  • Ana Mediavilla Molina
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Biología Vegetal y EcologíaFacultad de CienciasCórdobaSpain

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