drice at drice.ehs.colostate.edu
Wed Nov 1 18:51:00 EST 1995
Hello fellow fungal folks,
I have embarked on a challenging project that will require the assistance of
all of you. Scientists and hobyists alike. I have begun collecting fungal
cultures that have been isolated from air samples, specifically the Anderson
impactor. I hope to amass a large (75-100) collection to create the
definitive (!) identification guide of airborne fungi for Industrial
Hygienists. I realize that there are excellent texts already available;
namely Siwert Nilsson's Eurpean Atlas and Grant Smith's Allergenic Pollens and
Molds. However, most IH's would like to see the culture as it appears on
the plate along with the photomicrograph of the spore.
Here's where you can help: 1) I need to know where to purchase a
large volume of fungal cultures, possibly 50 genera. 2) If you have fungal
cultures isolated from the air I would like to talk to you about a trade,
loan, or purchase. and 3) If you are collecting similar data, let's compare
notes. I would like to include extensive statistics in my text concerning the
prevalence of genera in specific environments.
Many, many thanks in advance.
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