AIRBORNE ALLERGENIC FUNGAL SPORES OF JHAJJAR DISTRICT, HARYANA, INDIARitu Nandal, Seema Kumari and U.V.S. Teotia
Airborne fungal spores are important bioparticles that are the leading cause of allergic reactions in humans. Therefore, weather information and in which month the maximum number of fungal spores are found are all beneficial in treating fungal allergy patients. Keeping all these in mind, an aerial survey was conducted in Jhajjar City for one year (August 2020 to July 2021). We used a volumetric Petri plate and a Durham gravity sampler. A total of 39 fungal spore were detected during the whole year. In which 30 genera were viable and Non-viable fungal spores. The highest concentration of Cladosporium spp. (26.18%) of recorded was followed by Aspergillus niger (11.61%), Alternaria (9.98%), Epicoccum (8.93%), and Candida albicans (8.20%). A total of ten Fungi were recorded in the highest concentration.