Aerobiologia

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 249–255 | Cite as

Fungal population in the atmosphere of Ismailia City

  • Omar A. Abdul Wahid
  • Abdul Wahid F. Moustafa
  • Amal M. Moustafa
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Abstract

Fungal spore populations in the outdoor and indoor atmosphere of Ismailia have been studied during the period from March 1992 to May 1993. A total of 23 350 cfu and 73 species were recorded.Cladosporium cladosporioides, Aureobasidium pullulans andAspergillus flavus were the most abundant. The indoor and outdoor mycoflora showed marked quantitative and qualitative differences. In view of count, recorded species could be categorized into three groups as follows: (a) species showing higher counts in out-than indoor, (b) species showing the opposite trend i.e. lower counts in out-door than indoor, (c) species showing approximately equal counts in out- and indoor. Regarding seasonal periodicity, March and either September or October showed the highest count for both normal fungal flora (NFF) and opportunistic fungal flora (OFF). While January and July showed the lowest count of them both, May but not July was the lowest as for outdoor NFF.

Keywords

Aerobiology Air pollutants Environmental monitoring Aeromycospora Outdoor and indoor fungi Egypt 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Omar A. Abdul Wahid
    • 1
  • Abdul Wahid F. Moustafa
    • 1
  • Amal M. Moustafa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Botany, Faculty of SeieneeSuez Canal UniversityIsmailiaEgypt

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