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dc.contributor.authorNunez, Mariaen_US
dc.contributor.authorHammer, Hugo Lewien_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-26T11:38:04Z
dc.date.available2015-02-26T11:38:04Z
dc.date.issued2014-02-17en_US
dc.identifier.citationNunez, M., & Hammer, H. (2014). Microbial specialists in below‐grade foundation walls in Scandinavia. Indoor air, 24(5), 543-551.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0905-6947en_US
dc.identifier.otherFRIDAID 1129536en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10642/2401
dc.description.abstractBelow-grade foundation walls are often exposed to excessive moisture by water infiltration, condensation, leakage, or lack of ventilation. Microbial growth in these structures depends largely on environmental factors, elapsed time, and the type of building materials and construction setup. The ecological preferences of Actinomycetes (Actinobacteria) and the molds Ascotricha chartarum, Myxotrichum chartarum (Ascomycota), Geomyces pannorum, and Monocillium sp. (Hyphomycetes) have been addressed based on analyses of 1764 samples collected in below-grade spaces during the period of 2001–2012. Our results show a significant correlation between these taxa and moist foundation walls as ecological niches. Substrate preference was the strongest predictor of taxa distribution within the wall, but the taxa's physiological needs, together with gradients of abiotic factors within the wall structure, also played a role. Our study describes for the first time how the wall environment affects microbial growth.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIndoor air;24(5)en_US
dc.subjectMoldsen_US
dc.subjectActinomycetesen_US
dc.subjectBuilding ecologyen_US
dc.subjectWater damageen_US
dc.subjectBelow-grade foundation wallsen_US
dc.subjectMicrobial ecologyen_US
dc.subjectVDP::Teknologi: 500::Bygningsfag: 530::Arkitektur og bygningsteknologi: 531en_US
dc.titleMicrobial specialists in below-grade foundation walls in Scandinaviaen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.description.versionThis is the accepted version of the following article: Nunez, M., & Hammer, H. (2014). Microbial specialists in below‐grade foundation walls in Scandinavia. Indoor air, 24(5), 543-551, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ina.12095.en_US
dc.identifier.fulltextfulltext https://oda.hio.no/jspui/bitstream/10642/2401/1/1129536post.pdf
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ina.12095


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