Allergenicity of airborne basidiospores and ascospores: need for further studies

  title={Allergenicity of airborne basidiospores and ascospores: need for further studies},
  author={F{\'e}lix E. Rivera-Mariani and Benjamin Bola{\~n}os-Rosero},
Many known fungal species are grouped among basidiomycetes and ascomycetes. Active mechanisms of spore release into air currents are among the main features of these fungi. Aerobiological studies have described their presence in many regions worldwide. In some areas, fungi have been described as the predominant outdoor airborne biological particulate with much higher concentrations than pollen. Other studies have determined that among the fungal aerospora, the highest concentrations belong to… 

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