The results of two-year observation on atmospheric aerosol fungi concentration and diversity in the south of Western Siberia are presented. It is found that fungi concentration in the samples of atmospheric air may change dramatically: from less than 10 up to several thousands culturable fungi in cubic meter.
A total of 18 genera of fungi referring to 3 subdivisions (Zygomycotina, Ascomycotina, Deuteromycotina) were identified in the studied samples. There are some fungi strains in these samples that are potentially pathogenic for human health which refer to genera Aspergillus, Cladosporium, Penicillium, Alternaria, Trichoderma, etc. There are some fungi strains in the same samples which may be useful in contemporary biotechnology. These fungi refer to genera Aspergillus, Aureobasidium, Ganoderma, etc.
atmospheric aerosol; monitoring; bio-aerosols; fungi