Volume 2, Issue 1 (9-2015)                   J Jiroft Univ Med Sci 2015, 2(1): 116-130 | Back to browse issues page

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Kamali M, Taheri Sarvtin M. A survey on airborne fungal spores in indoor air and outdoor air of Babol city . J Jiroft Univ Med Sci. 2015; 2 (1) :116-130
URL: http://journal.jmu.ac.ir/article-1-72-en.html
1- Dolat Abad Clinic, Jiroft University of Medical Sciences
2- Faculty of Medicine , mehditaheri.mt@gmail.com
Abstract:   (2128 Views)

Introduction: Airborne particles are a major cause of respiratory disorders of humans. Fungal spores are one of the most important in air that can cause allergy and infection in humans. This study was carried out to identify and measure fungal spores in indoor air and outdoor air of babol city in 1391.

Methods:In this study, 57 air samples (38 indoor samples and 19 outdoor samples) were collected by opend petridish method. Collected samples were cultured in Sabouraud dextrose agar contain chloramphenicol and incubated at 27-30 0C for 3-10 days. Isolated fungal colonies were identified via macroscopic and microscopic characteristics.

Results:In the current study, fourteen fungal genera and 1905 colonies were recovered. Airborne fungal concentrations in indoor air were lower than those in outdoor air. Cladosporium, Aspergillus, Yeast and Penicillium were the dominant isolates.

Conclusion:The results of this study showed that various pathogenic fungi are present in indoor and outdoor air of babol city.

Keywords: Air, fungi, spore
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Medical Sciences / Microbiology
Received: 2014/07/26 | Accepted: 2014/10/5 | Published: 2014/12/20

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