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Aquatic Fungi Questions

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Essentially, aquatic fungi are only aquatic, when they are degrading leaf litter in streams. The asexual stage utilises the leaf litter, and thereby flows downstream. The sexual stage of the fungi is land-based, and sexual spores disperse laterally via standard terrestrial processes.


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The fungi manufacture a variety of organic molecules which are essential for growth and maintenance of invertebrates in water. Though the invertebrates can consume leaves, the presence of fungi increases concentrations of available polypeptides, vitamins and further, the fungi improve the digestibility of the leaf litter.


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