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Standardized Mold Identification and Enumeration

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Abstract:There are probably at least 100,000 species of molds or fungi. But there are actually about 100 typically found indoors. Some pose a threat to humans and animals and others don't. We need to know what molds are present indoors and their concentrations. The older methods of culturing molds on media or counting spores are slow, laborious and subjective. Quantitative or real time PCR is objective because it is based on the DNA sequences unique to the different mold species.
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Citation:Vesper, S. J. Standardized Mold Identification and Enumeration. Presented at ASTM International Conference, Boulder, CO, July 25-30, 2004.
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Contact: Mary P. O'Bryant - (919)-541-4871 or obriant.mary@epa.gov
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Division: Microbiological & Chemical Exposure Assessment Division
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Branch: Microbial Exposure Research Branch
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Product Type: Abstrct/Oral
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Presented: 07/28/2004
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Related Entries:
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Bullet Item Risk Assessment/Risk Management for Indoor Mold
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