Aerobiological monitoring of Alternaria fungal spores: a comparison between surveys in 1992 and 1993 and local meteorological conditions

Stefano Ricci, Mariella Bruni, Antonio Meriggi, Renato Corsico

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Abstract

A study of airborne Alternaria spores was carried out over the period from April 1992 to October 1993, in the Rehabilitation Medical Centre of Montescano (PV), using an automatic volumetric spore trap (VPPS 2000 Lanzoni). The evaluation of the air concentration of these spores is becoming ever more important as it is this mycophyte which is the commonest cause of a positive allergy test. In 1993 the concentration of Alternaria spores was much higher than in the previous year and the period of highest sporulation was different, depending on the different rainfall pattern of the 2 years.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-199
Number of pages5
JournalAerobiologia
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1995

Keywords

  • Allergy
  • Alternaria
  • Concentration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Plant Science

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