Comparison of culturable/viable airborne mold and total mold spore sampling results in single-family dwellings

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dc.contributor.advisor Godish, Thad en_US
dc.contributor.author Russell, Carrie L. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:39:43Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:39:43Z
dc.date.created 2002 en_US
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 2002 .R87 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/187358
dc.description.abstract This study was conducted to determine and compare indoor mold concentrations of total mold, five target taxa, and unidentified mold taxa using culturable/viable mold sampling (on DG-18 and MEA) and total mold spore sampling concurrently. Samples were taken within two locations of 22 single-family dwellings. Paired comparisons of culturable/viable mold concentrations revealed that DG- 18 samples had significantly higher total colony counts than MEA samples and near significantly higher counts of Aspergillus. Total mold spore concentrations were an average of 16-21 times greater than culturable/viable mold concentrations. The use of both sampling techniques concurrently allowed apparent viability ratios to be calculated. Significant differences in apparent viability were observed on the two media for total mold and Cladosporium, and near significance for Aspergillus; higher ratios were observed using DG-18. These studies indicate that DG-18 may be a superior medium for culturable/viable mold sampling and significant apparent viability differences exist among mold taxa quantified.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management
dc.format.extent vii, 62 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Molds (Fungi) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Molds (Fungi) -- Sampling. en_US
dc.title Comparison of culturable/viable airborne mold and total mold spore sampling results in single-family dwellings en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1233192 en_US


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