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Fungal production of volatiles during growth on fiberglass.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7993098     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Acoustic and thermal fiberglass insulation materials used in heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems were colonized with fungi in laboratory chambers. The mixed fungal population, principally Aspergillus versicolor, Acremonium obclavatum, and Cladosporium herbarum, produced odoriferous volatiles, including 2-ethyl hexanol, cyclohexane, and benzene. These volatiles may be related to poor indoor air quality and the sick building syndrome.
I M Ezeonu; D L Price; R B Simmons; S A Crow; D G Ahearn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied and environmental microbiology     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0099-2240     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl. Environ. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  1994 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-01-11     Completed Date:  1995-01-11     Revised Date:  2010-09-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605801     Medline TA:  Appl Environ Microbiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  4172-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Biology Department, Georgia State University, Atlanta 30303-4010.
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MeSH Terms
Acremonium / growth & development,  metabolism*
Aspergillus / growth & development,  metabolism*
Cladosporium / growth & development,  metabolism*
Construction Materials
Hydrocarbons / metabolism*
Grant Support
1 F31 GM16377-01 SRC-1/GM/NIGMS NIH HHS
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hydrocarbons; 0/fiberglass

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