The Fungal Spores Survival Under the Low-Temperature Plasma

  • Hana SouškováEmail author
  • V. Scholtz
  • J. Julák
  • D. Savická
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology book series (NAPSA)


This paper presents an experimental apparatus for the decontamination and sterilization of water suspension of fungal spores. The fungicidal effect of stabilized positive and negative corona discharges on four fungal species Aspergillus oryzae, Clacosporium sphaerospermum, Penicillium crustosum and Alternaria sp. was studied. Simultaneously, the slower growing of exposed fungal spores was observed. The obtained results are substantially different in comparison with those of the analogous experiments performed with bacteria. It may be concluded that fungi are more resistant to the low-temperature plasma.


Fungal Spore Corona Discharge Aspergillus Oryzae Fungicidal Effect Direct Current High Voltage 
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This work has been supported by grants No. MSM ČR 6046137306, MSM ČR 0021620806 and SVV-2010-26 0506.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hana Soušková
    • 1
    Email author
  • V. Scholtz
    • 2
  • J. Julák
    • 3
  • D. Savická
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Computing and Control EngineeringInstitute of Chemical Technology in PraguePrahaCzech Republic
  2. 2.Department of Physics and MeasurementsInstitute of Chemical Technology in PraguePrahaCzech Republic
  3. 3.Institute of Immunology and Microbiology, First Faculty of MedicineCharles University in PraguePrahaCzech Republic
  4. 4.Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Faculty of Food and Biochemical TechnologyInstitute of Chemical Technology in PraguePrahaCzech Republic

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