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Offline andrew

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bacteria
« on: 11/05/2006 18:55:41 »
what happens to bacteria when they die?-do they go mouldy?


 

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Re: bacteria
« Reply #1 on: 18/05/2006 19:13:58 »
same thing taht happens to other living organismas when they die.  Chances are (if they are exposed to mold) that mold will grow on them.  However, to be a sufficient food source for any coilony of fungi, you would most likely need an entire colony of dead bacteria.  There isn't much bio mass to a single bacterium.

i hop this answers you question.

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Re: bacteria
« Reply #2 on: 05/08/2006 00:32:17 »
I am not sure of the exact size differentiation but aren't mold to big to grow on bacteria. I think when bacteria are killed or die then they are absorbed by whatever is around them. Perhaps even other bacteria absorbs the nutrients.
 

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