ASPERGILLUS IN INDOOR ENVIRONMENTS

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Abstract

The mycobiota of indoor environments contains about 100–150 species which is a small fraction of the more than 100,000 species of described fungi. The fungi that are most commonly observed in indoor air are those that produce a lot of dry spores, for example, the genera Penicillium and Cladosporium. They occur commonly in outdoor air, and they are also present in practically all samples taken from indoor environments. A number of other genera are usually found in markedly lower numbers, for example, Aspergillus species. The environmental tenacity and thermotolerance of Aspergilllus fumigatus, in part explains its presence in diverse ecological spaces. However, little is known about the micro-environmental and biotic niches in indoor environments that support the growth of Aspergillus.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Fungi
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2 Feb 2021

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