Articles | Volume 18, issue 10
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 7131–7148, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-7131-2018

Special issue: Anthropogenic dust and its climate impact

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 7131–7148, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-7131-2018
Research article
24 May 2018
Research article | 24 May 2018

Characterization of atmospheric bioaerosols along the transport pathway of Asian dust during the Dust-Bioaerosol 2016 Campaign

Kai Tang et al.

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To our knowledge, this is the first simultaneous field measurement of bioaerosols in dust events at four sites along the transport pathway of Asian dust. The samples were analyzed by means of fluorescence microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and MiSeq sequencing analysis. The results indicate that dust clouds can carry many bacteria of various types into downwind regions, the alpha and beta diversity of which were investigated.
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