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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
Year: 2004  |  Volume: 7  |  Issue: 2  |  Page No.: 159 - 162

Effect of Relative Humidity and Temperature on Airborne Fungal Allergens of Karachi City

M. Afzal, F.S. Mehdi and Z.S. Siddiqui    

Abstract: A survey on atmospheric fungi of Karachi city was performed during the years 1998 and 1999.A total number of 53 species belonging to 21 genera of fungi was recorded. During the entire study, seasonal variation was found to be related with atmospheric temperature and relative humidity, especially. An increase in temperature and relative humidity of the atmosphere resulted in increased number of mycoflora, qualitatively and quantitatively.

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