Table 1

Fungal diversity and concentrations in house dust samples

Samplea

nucITS clone library analysisb

Culture

qPCRc

Ergd


N

Sobs

%C

S ACE

H'

D

total cfu

g-1

SqPCR

total CE g-1

ERMI value

μg/g


In1a

225

98

45

220

4.06

0.027

9.6·104

12

1.4·107

4.0

2.6

In1b

100

62

44

142

3.94

0.014

5.7·103

6

4.4 ·105

-0.7

0.4

Re1a

207

45

44

103

2.22

0.31

2.5·106

9

1.3 ·107

-5.2

5.5

Re1b

26

21

31

67

2.97

0.018

1.4·102

9

4.0·105

1.0

0.2

In2a

100

37

48

77

2.73

0.148

1.7·106

17

1.2·107

4.4

1.1

In2b

119

42

25

167

2.68

0.186

1.1·106

22

2.6·106

4.3

1.1

Re2a

167

48

52

93

2.95

0.108

1.4·105

10

3.2·107

-1.3

1.9

Re2b

137

75

25

298

3.88

0.030

2.7·105

24

4.1·106

4.6

2.6

Combined data

1081

305

45

675

4.63

0.028

33


a) Sample name abbreviations: In: index building, Re: reference building, 1: Location-1, 2: Location-2, a: pre-remediation sample, b: post-remediation sample.

b) Abbreviations: N: number of clones; Sobs: number of observed OTUs; %C: percentage coverage (ACE); SACE: total no. of OTUs according to ACE richness estimator; H': Shannon diversity index; D: Simpson diversity index.

c) Abbreviations: SqPCR: number of qPCR assays giving positive results; total CE: sum of cell equivalent counts for 69 common indoor fungi, ERMI: Environmental Relative Moldiness Index.

d) Concentration of ergosterol.

Pitkäranta et al. BMC Microbiology 2011 11:235   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-11-235

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