Interhemispheric transport of viable fungi and bacteria from Africa to the Caribbean with soil dust

@article{Prospero2005InterhemisphericTO,
  title={Interhemispheric transport of viable fungi and bacteria from Africa to the Caribbean with soil dust},
  author={Joseph M. Prospero and Edmund Blades and George E. Mathison and Raana P. Naidu},
  journal={Aerobiologia},
  year={2005},
  volume={21},
  pages={1-19}
}
Abstract.Daily aerosol samples collected in trade winds at Barbados, West Indies, throughout 1996–1997 yielded significant concentrations of viable (culture-forming) bacteria and fungi only when African dust was present. Air masses from the North Atlantic, North America, and Europe yielded no cultivable organisms. The strong association of cultivable organisms with African dust suggests various factors that might be relevant to viability. Although we did not specifically look for pathogens… Expand

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