Zoosporic fungi growing on bird excrements in the water of the river Biała

Bazyli Czeczuga, Bożena Mazalska


The coprophilic fungi i n the water of river Biała were studied. Samples of water were collected every o the r month for hydrochemical analysis and once (1994/95) in order to determine the fungus content. The excrements of 9 species of bird were used as bait. Thirty-one species of coprophilic fungi were found in the water of the river Biała. Apodachlya punctata, Pythium catenulatum, Saprolcgnia asterophoru and S. megasperma new records for Poland.


Coprophilic fungi; river; hydrochemical study

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