Université de Fribourg

Airborne and grain dust fungal community compositions are shaped regionally by plant genotypes and farming practices

Pellissier, Loïc ; Oppliger, Anne ; Hirzel, Alexandre H. ; Savova-Bianchi, Dessislava ; Mbayo, Guilain ; Mascher, Fabio ; Kellenberger, Stefan ; Niculita-Hirzel, Hélène

In: Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2016, vol. 82, no. 7, p. 2121–2131

Chronic exposure to airborne fungi has been associated with different respiratory symptoms and pathologies in occupational populations, such as grain workers. However, the homogeneity in the fungal species composition of these bioaerosols on a large geographical scale and the different drivers that shape these fungal communities remain unclear. In this study, the diversity of fungi in grain...