Toxic-metabolite-producing bacteria and fungus in an indoor environment.

  title={Toxic-metabolite-producing bacteria and fungus in an indoor environment.},
  author={Joanna Peltola and Mirja Andersson and Tari Haahtela and Helena Mussalo-Rauhamaa and Fred A. Rainey and Reiner M. Kroppenstedt and Robert a. Samson and Mirja S. Salkinoja-Salonen},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  volume={67 7},
Toxic-metabolite-emitting microbes were isolated from the indoor environment of a building where the occupant was suffering serious building-related ill-health symptoms. Toxic substances soluble in methanol and inhibitory to spermatozoa at <10 microg (dry weight) ml(-1) were found from six bacterial isolates and one fungus. The substances from isolates of Bacillus simplex and from isolates belonging to the actinobacterial genera Streptomyces and Nocardiopsis were mitochondriotoxic. These… CONTINUE READING
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