ISSN : 0975-9492


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Title : Atmospheric biopollutants of fungal origin in different educational Institutes and their allergenic behaviour.
Authors : Padma Singh,S Priyanka Chaudhary, Raina
Keywords : Airspora, Biopollutants, EPM, Air monitoring, Allergens.
Issue Date : June 2015
Abstract :
Air is an essential part of our environment. The microbial population of atmosphere at any place constitutes its “air spora”. Air contains many fungal spores but their number and type depends on time of the day, weather, season and geographical location. The present study deals with the incidence of viable and cultural mycoflora in the atmosphere of different educational institutes of Haridwar. In view of the fact that air borne fungal spores are one of the main causative factors for allergy in human beings. Trapping and identification of various air borne fungal spores was done. Exposed plate method (EPM) was employed for trapping aeromycoflora using both SDA and CDA medium.The temperature and humidity were also recorded at the time of sampling. The most dominant fungi recorded during air monitoring in the morning was Aspergillus spp I (36.91%) followed by Aspergillus spp II (32.39%), Microsporum (22.99%), Mucor (8.06%), Rhizopus (6.32%) and others (3.79%). In the evening, the percentage occurrence of fungi recorded were Aspergillus spp I (26.76%) followed by Aspergillus spp II (20.59%), Microsporum (17.48%), Mucor (6.84%), Rhizopus (4.88%) and others (3.77%) respectively. Fungi isolated are known to have pathogenic effect on human health including various allergic disorders such as allergic rhinitis, bronchial asthma and atopic dermatitis.
Page(s) : 971-975
ISSN : 0975-9492
Source : Vol. 6, No.6