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  1. Species-specific production of microbial volatile organic compounds (MVOC) by airborne fungi from a compost facility.

    Article - En anglais

    Thirteen airborne fungal species frequently isolated in composting plants were screened for microbial volatile organic compounds (MVOC), i.e., Aspergillus candidus, A. fumigatus, A. versicolor, Emericella nidulans, Paecilomyces variotii, Penicillium brevicompactum, Penicillium clavigerum, Penicillium crustosum, Penicillium cyclopium, Penicillium expansum, Penicillium glabrum, Penicillium verruculosum, and Tritirachium oryzae.

    Air samples from pure cultures were sorbed on Tenax GR and analyzed by thermal desorption in combination with GC/MS.

    Various hydrocarbons of different chemical groups and a large number of terpenes were identified.

    Some compounds such as 3-methyl-1-butanol and 1-octen-3-ol were produced by a number of species, whereas some volatiles were specific for single species.

    An inventory of microbial metabolites will allow identification of potential health hazards due to an exposure to fungal propagules and metabolites in the workplace.

    Moreover, species-specific volatiles may serve as marker compounds for the selective detection of fungal species in indoor domestic and working environments.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Pollution intérieur, Lieu travail, Usine, Compostage, Exposition professionnelle, Logement habitation, Exposition, Emission polluant, Pollution origine naturelle, Facteur biogène, Origine microbienne, Spore, Fungi Imperfecti, Fungi, Thallophyta, Analyse chimique, Analyse qualitative, Composé organique volatil, Métabolite

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Indoor pollution, Work place, Industrial plant, Composting, Occupational exposure, Housing, Exposure, Pollutant emission, Natural origin pollution, Biogenic factor, Microbial origin, Spores, Fungi Imperfecti, Fungi, Thallophyta, Chemical analysis, Qualitative analysis, Volatile organic compound, Metabolite

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0361127

    Code Inist : 001D16C06. Création : 14/12/1999.