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Fungi in the lebanon sewage treatment plants and in Turtle Creek, Warren Co., Ohio
Cooke, Wm. B. (1970). Fungi in the lebanon sewage treatment plants and in Turtle Creek, Warren Co., Ohio. Mycopath. Mycol. Appl. 42(1-2): 89-111
In: Mycopathologia et Mycologia Applicata. Dr. W. Junk Publishers: Den Haag. ISSN 0027-5530, more

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  • Cooke, Wm. B.

    Using a variety of isolation techniques in agar and liquid media culture, 101 species of filamentous fungi and yeasts were isolated from samples of materials from Turtle Creek, Warren Co., Ohio, and 100 species of fungi were isolated from materials from secondary and tertiary treatment processes in the Lebanon, Warren Co., Ohio, sewage treatment plant. The combined list of fungi from the two types of materials numbered 142 species. Based on such habitat factors as content of total organic carbon, and organic nitrogen, the distribution of these fungi was discussed especially in relation to seven sampling points in the secondary-type treatment system, eight in the tertiary-type treatment systems, and five sampling points along Turtle Creek, two above the outfall from the Lebanon sewage treatment plant, one at the outfall, and two below that outfall. It is concluded that, as in the cases of Lytle Creek, Clinton Co., Ohio.; the Bear River in the Cache Valley, Utah and Idaho; and the Cache la Poudre River, Colorado, a group of fungi made up of many of the same species is adaptable to the conditions resulting from organic enrichment of streams resulting from sewage or industrial waste additives to the streams. These organisms contribute to the removal of this polluting organic matter. At least monthly sampling from any group of stations is needed to describe the populations more accurately and more meaningfully.

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