Airborne particles are a major cause of respiratory ailments of humans, causing allergies, asthma, and pathogenic infections of the respiratory tract. Airborne fungal spores are also important agents of plant disease, and the means for dissemination of many common saprotrophic (saprophytic) fungi.
Here we consider:
* some important respiratory diseases of humans
* the roles of airborne spores in crop diseases
* the methods used to monitor spore populations in the air”
WELCOME TO FUNGAL BIOLOGY
This website provides learning and self-assessment resources, and many colour images to supplement the information in the book, FUNGAL BIOLOGY,
A Textbook by JIM DEACON, Blackwell Publishing 2005″
and now, the cough–
The Mysterious Cough, Caught on Film By DENISE GRADY Published: October 27, 2008 In Roald Dahl’s novel “The B.F.G.,” the title character, a big friendly giant, captures dreams in glass jars. At Pennsylvania State University, a professor of engineering has captured something less whimsical but no less ephemeral — a cough — on film. The image, published online Oct. 9 by The New England Journal of Medicine, was created by schlieren photography, which “takes an invisible phenomenon and turns it into a visible picture,” said the engineering professor, Gary Settles, who is the director of the university’s gas dynamics laboratory.
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