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The use of biomarkers in assessing ambient airborne bacteria and fungi

Authors Lee, Alex King Yin
Issue Date 2004
Summary The biological characteristics of ambient aerosols are poorly understood. Bioaerosols containing bacteria and fungal spore can be a health hazard. In fact, endotoxin of gram-negative bacteria and most of fungal spores have been recognized as common allergens that are associated with various allergenic responses and respiratory symptoms. Conventional sampling of bioaerosols using culture-based methods suffers from underestimation and poor reproducibility of measurements, because they depend on the culturability of microorganisms. Although alkanoic acids (
Note Thesis (M.Phil.)--Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2004
Language English
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