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A preliminary study on fungal air spora at railway station with special reference to summer season

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Zoology, J.N. Vyas University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
  • 2Department of Zoology, J.N. Vyas University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 7, Issue (6), Pages 52-55, June,22 (2018)

Abstract

Railway stations are associated with daily exposure of the human population. Fungal air spora concentrated in the outdoor atmosphere of railway stations affect public health by inducing allergic diseases and infections. Human population needs a safe and healthy environment to avoid the adverse health effects. The present study was conducted to evaluate the prevalent species of airborne fungi in the environment of the railway station, Jodhpur during the summer season. Airborne fungal concentration averaged between 8.33-35 CFU/m≥. The predominant fungal genera isolated were Aspergillus, Alternaria, Fusarium, Mucor, Penicillium and Rhizopus.

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