Aircraft components fungi???

Guy Tremblay guy at
Sun Nov 20 12:46:13 EST 1994

In the ATCC collection of filamentous fungi catalogue, more precisely in the Strains 
with Special Applications Section there is an application that is bugging me. This is 
the application:

Aircraft components
        Aspergillus flavus
                    "       niger
                    "       ustus
                    "       versicolor
         Chaetomium globosum
         Fusarium monoliform

What is this about? Are these fungi that like to take the plane (Hey, I met Rusty the 
fungi in a 747 back from Jakarta)? Or are they simply organisms used for airplanes 
testing? If so, what for exactly?

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