Fungal food choices of Dermatophagoides farinae affect indoor fungi selection and dispersal

@article{Naegele2013FungalFC,
  title={Fungal food choices of Dermatophagoides farinae affect indoor fungi selection and dispersal},
  author={Alexandre Naegele and Gabriel Reboux and Emeline Scherer and Sandrine Roussel and Laurence Millon},
  journal={International Journal of Environmental Health Research},
  year={2013},
  volume={23},
  pages={91 - 95}
}
House dust mite (HDM) feces and molds are the main allergens involved in allergic asthma. Differences exist between the housing fungal biome of allergic patients and standard or unhealthy housing. House dust mite (HDM) feed off spores and transport them on their bodies, but do they have fungal food preferences? We observed Dermatophagoïdes farinae in vitro with 16 mold menus and repeated the experiment 10 times. This observation led us to define Alternaria alternata, Cladosporium sphaerospermum… 
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