Atmospheric Concentrations of Cladosporium Link and Alternaria Nées Spores in Ankara and the Effects of Meteorological Factors


Abstract: Cladosporium Link and Alternaria Nées known as the most allergenic spores, were first collected by means of a Burkard seven-day recording volumetric trap from the Ankara atmosphere from January 1990 to January 1991. The daily, monthly and annual variations in spores/m^3 of Cladosporium and Alternaria were recorded. The effects of some climatological factors such as rainfall, temperature, relative humidity and wind speed on variations in spore concentrations have been investigated.

Keywords: Cladosporium, Alternaria, Aeropalynology, Airborne spore, Allergy

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