aeroplankton


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aeroplankton

(ˈɛərəʊˌplæŋktən)
n
the tiny plants, animals, and bacteria living and floating in the air
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The biogenous particles found in the analyzed samples were classified as follows: vegetational terraneous detritus (fragments of tree and grass leaves), animal hair, small insects (lice, fleas) and their fragments, aeroplankton, and equivocal biological garbage.
Aeroplankton. Particles of air suspensions often become a living environment for a wide range of organisms--bacteria and fungi--some of which are sources of toxins, dangerous to human health [6, 30].
The current analysis supports the hypothesis that aeroplankton (the tiny life forms that float in the air and that may be caught and carried upward by the wind, landing far from their origin) carry the cholera bacteria from one body of water to an adjacent one.