The viable or culturable air spora of two Milan underground stations and of the squares above has been investigated during a one-year study. Aerobiological data were collected by semi-quantitative method. Outdoor results show the presence of four dominant genera, Cladosporium, Penicillium, Epicoccum and Alternaria, whose presence varied throughout the year. Cryptococcus neoformans was isolated in Duomo Square. Indoor sampling shows to what extent the mycoflora of an indoor environment can depend both on the fungal spora coming from outside and the capacity of the fungi to colonize the di€fferent sublayers found indoors.

Airborne fungi as biocontaminants at two Milan underground stations.

PICCO, ANNA MARIA;RODOLFI, MARINELLA
2000-01-01

Abstract

The viable or culturable air spora of two Milan underground stations and of the squares above has been investigated during a one-year study. Aerobiological data were collected by semi-quantitative method. Outdoor results show the presence of four dominant genera, Cladosporium, Penicillium, Epicoccum and Alternaria, whose presence varied throughout the year. Cryptococcus neoformans was isolated in Duomo Square. Indoor sampling shows to what extent the mycoflora of an indoor environment can depend both on the fungal spora coming from outside and the capacity of the fungi to colonize the di€fferent sublayers found indoors.
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