Decomposers in the Fishpond Littoral Ecosystem

  • B. Úlehlová
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 28)


Microorganisms form an important biotic component in every ecosystem. The share of their biomass in an ecosystem may be important during favorable conditions in certain periods of the year. Their rich and manifold enzymatic abilities break down all sorts of organic matter. Thus the microorganisms by means of their metabolic activities support the energy flux through the ecosystem and the cycling of mineral elements. In natural ecosystems, microbial activities control the recycling and availability of mineral nutrients as well as the plant productivity.


Biomass Cellulose Porosity Depression Agar 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1978

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