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Document ID (ISN)46716
CIS number 86-1540
ISBN(s) 91-7464-224-3
Year 1984
Convention or series no. Arbete och Hälsa 1984:31
Author(s) Blomquist G., Ström G.
Title Partition of fungal spores in polymeric two-phase systems
Original title Fördelning av mögelsvampskonidier i polymera tvåfassystem [in Swedish]
Bibliographic information Arbetarskyddsstyrelsen, Publikationsservice, 171 84 Solna, Sweden, 1984. 31p. Illus. 15 ref.
Abstract Analysis of mould spores is essential in the investigation of health problems caused by fungi. A new method for this analysis is presented in this paper. It is based on the use of aqueous polymer two-phase systems. Spores distribute in the system according to their size and surface characteristics. Distribution is influenced by the choice of cultivation medium but is independent of spore age. It was possible to separate spores of different genera, such as Aspergillus, Penicillium and Mucorales, from one another. The separation of species within the respective genera was also possible.
Descriptors (primary) spores; partition coefficient; fungi
Descriptors (secondary) description of technique; mycoses
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Mycoses
Bacterial and parasitic diseases