Articles | Volume 17, issue 21
Research article
06 Nov 2017
Research article |  | 06 Nov 2017

Characterization of free amino acids, bacteria and fungi in size-segregated atmospheric aerosols in boreal forest: seasonal patterns, abundances and size distributions

Aku Helin, Outi-Maaria Sietiö, Jussi Heinonsalo, Jaana Bäck, Marja-Liisa Riekkola, and Jevgeni Parshintsev


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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (05 Oct 2017) by Alex Huffman
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Short summary
Bioaerosols are ubiquitous in the atmosphere and may affect the cloud and precipitation formation processes. In this study, size-segregated aerosol samples were collected in boreal forest during 1 year and analysed for free amino acids, deoxyribonucleic acid, bacteria and fungi. Distinct annual patterns of bioaerosol components were observed. Also, air and soil temperature, radiation and rainfall were observed to possess a close relationship with bioaerosol abundances on an annual scale.
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