A study of the air-borne Moniliales in Fresno, California

The purpose of the study was two-fold: first, to identify and describe the air-borne Moniliales encountered in the Fresno area; and second, to determine their relative abundance. Several methods of collecting culturing and identification are described. Since the study extended only from September to April, all references to abundance are restricted to this period. The system of classification followed was patterned after Bessey (1950). All drawings were made with the aid of a camera lucida.