Aerobiology

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Some common air-borne spores

Aerobiology (from Greek ἀήρ, aēr, "air"; βίος, bios, "life"; and -λογία, -logia) is a branch of biology that studies organic particles, such as bacteria, fungal spores, very small insects, pollen grains and viruses, which are passively transported by the air (Spieksma, 1991). Aerobiologists have traditionally been involved in the measurement and reporting of airborne pollen and fungal spores as a service to allergy sufferers (Larsson, 1993).

Pierre Miquel was one of the founders of aerobiology.[1]

The first finding of airborne algae took place in Germany in 1910.[2]

The minimum requirements published after a big consensus are an international standard to ensure the quality in Aerobiological method.[3][4]

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  1. ^ Comtois, Paul (June 1997). "Pierre Miquel: the first professional aerobiologist". Aerobiologia (Springer Netherlands) 13 (2): 75–82. doi:10.1007/BF02694422. 
  2. ^ Guadalupe Roy-Ocotla; Jorge Carrera (1993). "Aeroalgae: Responses to some aerobiological questions". Grana 32 (1): 48–56. doi:10.1080/00173139309436419. 
  3. ^ Galán, C.; Smith, M.; Thibaudon, M.; Frenguelli, G.; Oteros, J.; Gehrig, R.; Berger, U.; Clot, B.; Brandao, R; EAS QC Working Group (December 2014). "Pollen monitoring: minimum requirements and reproducibility of analysis". Aerobiologia 30 (4): 385–395. doi:10.1007/s10453-014-9335-5. 
  4. ^ Oteros, J.; Galán, C.; Alcázar, P.; Domínguez-Vilches, E. (January 2013). "Quality control in bio-monitoring networks, Spanish Aerobiology Network". Science of the Total Environment 443: 559–565. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.11.040. 

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