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At our mobile laboratory, handheld vacuum cleaners are prepared with sterile, removable filters to trap the spores.

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Participants are hoovered to collect the spores from their clothing.

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They are asked a series of questions relating to the item of clothing they have selected to be hoovered. Writing questionnaire
Back in the laboratory the spores are cultivated by transferring them from the filter onto a petri plate containing nutrient-rich agar. After about a week, colonies of fungi will have grown across the surface of the agar. Transferring spores to petri plate

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