TITLE

Phospholipids from some common fungi associated with damp building materials

AUTHOR(S)
Womiloju, Taiwo O.; Miller, J. David; Mayer, Paul
PUB. DATE
February 2006
SOURCE
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Feb2006, Vol. 384 Issue 4, p972
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Methods for the analysis of fungal biomass in contaminated building materials have been limited to methods that use viable propagules as well as indicators of total biomass such as fungal glucan and ergosterol. Because of large differences in the survival times of spores, and limitations imposed by the use of agar media to assess fungal cells for the former approach, no quantitative information and poor qualitative information is obtained. The use of the biochemical indicators provides reliable quantitative information but no qualitative data. Analysis of phospholipids of various bacteria and, recently, of fungi common in outdoor air has provided both qualitative and quantitative data on their distributions in various substrates including in outdoor air samples. In this report, we provide new data on the signature lipids of some fungi common on moldy building materials. Using the LC/MS/MS analysis described, an estimate can be made of the fresh weight of fungal cells and the relative abundance of the common genera of fungi typically found on moldy materials.
ACCESSION #
21909024

 

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