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Conidia of Alternaria in the atmosphere of the city of Cordoba, Spain in relation to meteorological parameters.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10466020     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this study, we have analyzed the presence of conidia belonging to different species of the genus Alternaria in the atmosphere of the city of Cordoba, using a Hirst sampler. The results show that spores of this genus are present all year, with a clear seasonal pattern which shows two peaks, one in spring and the other in fall. A total of 26,822 conidia/m3 have been sampled, which implies a daily mean of 74.3 conidia/m3. Statistical analyses comparing the data with meteorological parameters show a positive correlation with maximum, minimum and mean temperatures, and a negative correlation with rain. Nevertheless, meteorological parameters seem to affect the number of conidia differently according to the season of the year. Regression analyses carried out in order to obtain a predictive pattern show that the best fit is between the 7-day running mean of the number of conidia and a week's accumulated mean temperature.
J Angulo-Romero; A Mediavilla-Molina; E Domínguez-Vilches
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of biometeorology     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0020-7128     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Biometeorol     Publication Date:  1999 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-10-04     Completed Date:  1999-10-04     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374716     Medline TA:  Int J Biometeorol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  45-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departamento de Biología Vegetal, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Córdoba, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Air Microbiology*
Alternaria / isolation & purification*
Meteorological Concepts
Spores, Fungal / isolation & purification

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