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A side-by-side comparison of Rotorod and Burkard pollen and spore collections.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23886230     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: The Rotorod sampler and Burkard spore trap are 2 devices commonly used to quantify airborne particles.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the differences in collections between the 2 devices for a wide range of plant pollens and fungal spores.
METHODS: Pollens and spores were collected simultaneously with each device on 167 days during a 1-year period.
RESULTS: The Burkard yielded significantly higher total and individual mold spore counts. It yielded statistically higher total grass, total weed, and Urticaceae daily pollen counts, although the absolute differences were small. Daily counts were positively correlated between the 2 devices for the most abundant pollens and mold spores.
CONCLUSION: The Burkard spore trap collects many more mold spores than the Rotorod over a wide variety of species. The Burkard also yielded higher total grass, total weed, and Urticaceae daily pollen counts. Despite these differences, however, either device can be used to follow trends in the most abundant pollen and mold spores.
Authors:
Howard C Crisp; Robert A Gomez; Kevin M White; James M Quinn
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology     Volume:  111     ISSN:  1534-4436     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Allergy Asthma Immunol.     Publication Date:  2013 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-07-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9503580     Medline TA:  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  118-25     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2013 American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Electronic address: howard.crisp@us.af.mil.
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