Development of molecular tools for rapid detection and quantification of indoor airborne molds to assess their impact on public health

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)





Currently, contamination of the indoor environment by fungi is suggested to be a public health problem, although scientific evidence on the causal link is still limited. The monitoring of indoor airborne fungal contamination is a common tool to help understanding the link between fungi in houses and respiratory problems. Classical monitoring methods, based on cultivation and microscopic identification, have some limitations. For example, uncultivable or dead fungi (“unknown” fraction) cannot be identified, although they could have an impact on human health.  In this contex…

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