Common Airborne And Indoor Fungi And Their Spores

Stachybotrys Identification

Proper identification of fungi is challenging and the most important part in microscopic analysis. For spore count, only spore morphological characteristics are available. For microscopic analysis on other samples, additional fungal structures may be available. It is important for analysts to understand how to utilize available fungal structures for accurate identification and to recognize the significance of presence of certain fungi and fungal structures from perspectives of fungal biology...

Factors Affecting Fungal Growth Indoors

Many environmental parameters can influence fungal growth indoors. Some are biotic factors, and others are physical and chemical, or abiotic factors. Biotic factors include the presence of fungal propagules or spores, viability of spores, the nature of the fungal species, and competing fungi and other organisms. Sampling and Analysis of Indoor Microorganisms, Edited by Chin S. Yang and Patricia A. Heinsohn Copyright 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Abiotic factors include nutrients, temperature,...