Accession Number : AD0780346

Title :   Air Spora of a Site in Tropical Queensland, Australia,


Personal Author(s) : Upsher,F. J. ; Griffiths,D. A.

Report Date : 12 APR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The 'exposed plate' method was used to trap airborne fungal spores in the open and in the jungle at Joint Tropical Research Unit (J.T.R.U.) at Innisfail, Queensland, over a period of three years. One hundred and nineteen genera were recorded and distinct seasonal and diurnal variation was observed in the more common ones. Spores of Cladosporium were more frequently trapped than any other genus at the cleared site and in the jungle. Curvularia, Geotrichum, Leptosphaerulina, Monilia, Penicillium and Nigrospora were also abundant and several other genera, including Aureobasidium, Fusarium, Paecilomyces and Periconia, were often present. The use of quantitative alginate filtration during the final year supplemented the exposed-plate data, but differences in the technique prevented close comparison of the results.

Descriptors :   *Fungi, *Spores, Microorganisms, Culture media, Airborne, Australia, Incubation, Cultures(Biology), Microbiology

Subject Categories : Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE