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Table 1 Fungal diversity and concentrations in house dust samples

From: Molecular profiling of fungal communities in moisture damaged buildings before and after remediation - a comparison of culture-dependent and culture-independent methods

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    
  1. a) Sample name abbreviations: In: index building, Re: reference building, 1: Location-1, 2: Location-2, a: pre-remediation sample, b: post-remediation sample.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. d) Concentration of ergosterol.