Aircraft components fungi???

Abramo C Ottolenghi aottolen at magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu
Tue Nov 22 16:38:11 EST 1994


In article <11-20-1994.19533 at harfang>,
Guy Tremblay <guy at harfang.login.qc.ca> wrote:
>
>In the ATCC collection of filamentous fungi catalogue, more precisely in the S
trains
>with Special Applications Section there is an application that is bugging me.
This is
>the application:
>
>Aircraft components
>     testing
>        Aspergillus flavus
>                    "       niger
>                    "       ustus
>                    "       versicolor
>         Chaetomium globosum
>         Fusarium monoliform
>etc...
>
>What is this about? Are these fungi that like to take the plane (Hey, I met Ru
sty the
>fungi in a 747 back from Jakarta)? Or are they simply organisms used for airpl
anes
>testing? If so, what for exactly?
>
>
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Bugs grow on all kinds of things.  I have heard  of pseudomonads growing in jet
fuel.  Fungi can grow in ventilation systems.  Can't give more specific details
regards. A. Ottolenghi



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