Aspergillus and Aerobiology
Aerobiology is the study of the organisms and biologically significant particles which are transported through the atmosphere. This includes pollens, spores of mosses and ferns, and fungal spores which may be actively or passively discharged into the atmosphere. In fact the air we breathe contains a great variety of organisms. The fungal spores alone have resulted in a daily average spore count of over 100,000 spores in a cubic metre of air in Cardiff during the summer. The airspora varies in content from season to season, day to day and even hour to hour.
KeywordsFungal Spore Spore Concentration Thermophilous Fungus Airborne Fungal Spore Small Spore
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