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Synonyms for moldiness

the quality of smelling or tasting old or stale or mouldy

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Haugland et al., "Development of an environmental relative moldiness index for homes in the US," Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, vol.
examined the toxicity of fungi isolated from 34 tenement houses with visible signs of moldiness on different surfaces [7].
Seed preferences by desert rodents based on levels of moldiness. Anim.
Never allow a horse to eat any food that shows even a hint of moldiness.
Also, the infection must be clean Botrytis because other bunch rots have a mustiness or moldiness like a stinky piece of cheese."
This resulted in a national distribution of dust samples based on the environmental relative moldiness index (ERMI), an index that is based on 36 mold species, representing both common background molds and molds that are indicative of wet or damp conditions (Vesper et al., 2007).
Furthermore, it is important that ergosterol, as long as it is not subjected to the sun's light, it is a very stable compound and occurs in both non-viable and viable mycelium, therefore it may be a good indicator of real moldiness [6].
To standardize the quantification of mold contamination in homes, the Environmental Relative Moldiness Index (ERMI) scale was created by US EPA researchers in conjunction with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) [14].
Environmental Relative Moldiness Index (ERMI): In terms of mold, we do not have a good test to evaluate levels of mold within the body: we can measure mold antibodies, but these tend to be variable.
This Environmental Relative Moldiness Index (ERMI) test is highly accurate and comes with a score that compares the property to an EPA index of 1,100 homes previously tested by EPA.
To prepare apples with high, medium and low levels of moldiness to be used in the first trial, apples were dipped (inoculated) in a spore suspension 10, 5 and 3 days before presentation to the animals, respectively.
"Moldiness can usually be found by industry people, by wine judges, by wine writers.
After almost a decade and a half of work, they have created a Relative Moldiness Index that uses quantitative polymerase chain reaction to measure concentrations of 36 indicator mold species present in floor dust samples taken inside a building.