Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Biological Sciences

First Advisor

Dr. Clarence J. Goodnight

Second Advisor

Dr. Marjory Spradling

Third Advisor

Dr. Joseph Engemann

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


Examination of wastewater secondary influent and activated sludge reveal that bacteria and fungi may exist in a negative correlation. Activated sludge may support a resident population of microfungi. All fungi isolated from secondary influent and activated sludge belong to the form-class Deuteromycetes. The density of geofungi in activated sludge may exceed that of bacterial chemolithotrophs and rival that of bacterial heterotrophs.

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