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bacteria and fungi in pond water

Postby jones09 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:58 pm

Hi, i have measured the number of species of both bacteria and fungi in pond water and found that bacteria species are more common. Could anyone tell me why? This would be a great help!
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Postby mith » Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:41 pm

...bacteria grow faster?
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Postby lizier » Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:54 am

Bacteria grows everywhere,you find bacteria species in pound water is very usual.
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Postby JackBean » Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:00 am

What about living conditions? Bacteria grow almost everywhere, but fungi are more demanding.

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Re: bacteria and fungi in pond water

Postby sara135 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:03 pm

A pond contains three basic types of bacteria, each of which contains several different micro-organisms. While some types of bacteria are harmful, most are beneficial to the wildlife and plant life that inhabit ponds. Without certain types of bacteria, ponds would become overridden by algae and other fungi, which would render their water cloudy and putrid. The right balance of bacteria helps to maintain optimal life-supporting conditions in ponds.
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