Title

The Effect of Rhizopus Stolonifer, Sordaria Fimicola and Coprinus Cinereus on the Decomposition Rates of Newspaper

Author(s)

Rachael NallFollow

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Environmental Science

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

During the decomposition process, fungi takes over the decomposer community which is described as being a high involvement of fungi on the material. Species of fungi are primary decomposers in ecosystems because they can produce a variety of enzymes. Fungi also influences the decomposition of organic carbon, deposition of recalcitrant carbon, and transformations of nitrogen and phosphorus. The distribution of soil fungi gene in Ascomycota and Basidiomycota revealed that decomposition is a long-term process for transformation of plant polymers. Different types of fungi can allow for different rates of decomposition of materials. Some of the different fungal groups include Zygomycete, Ascomycete, and Basidiomycete. Bacteria and fungi are most abundant in the decomposition process. Ascomycota and Basidiomycota fungi groups contain the cbhI gene which is important in the decomposition process. The different microbial communities are based on DNA and RNA. Some fungal groups were located in the RNA functions and some fungal groups had decreased appearances on the DNA fungal group. The fungal groups with the cbhI gene are more significant in the decomposition process. In this experiment, Rhizopus stolonifer, Sordaria fimicola and Coprinus cinereus were used to measure decomposition rates of newspaper. Rhizopus stolonifer and Sordaria fimicola help recycle organic materials in food webs which make them important decomposers. The different fungi are being used to test the decomposition rates of newspaper.

Location

Founders Hall 213 C

Start Date

3-30-2019 8:30 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

No

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Mar 30th, 8:30 AM

The Effect of Rhizopus Stolonifer, Sordaria Fimicola and Coprinus Cinereus on the Decomposition Rates of Newspaper

Founders Hall 213 C

During the decomposition process, fungi takes over the decomposer community which is described as being a high involvement of fungi on the material. Species of fungi are primary decomposers in ecosystems because they can produce a variety of enzymes. Fungi also influences the decomposition of organic carbon, deposition of recalcitrant carbon, and transformations of nitrogen and phosphorus. The distribution of soil fungi gene in Ascomycota and Basidiomycota revealed that decomposition is a long-term process for transformation of plant polymers. Different types of fungi can allow for different rates of decomposition of materials. Some of the different fungal groups include Zygomycete, Ascomycete, and Basidiomycete. Bacteria and fungi are most abundant in the decomposition process. Ascomycota and Basidiomycota fungi groups contain the cbhI gene which is important in the decomposition process. The different microbial communities are based on DNA and RNA. Some fungal groups were located in the RNA functions and some fungal groups had decreased appearances on the DNA fungal group. The fungal groups with the cbhI gene are more significant in the decomposition process. In this experiment, Rhizopus stolonifer, Sordaria fimicola and Coprinus cinereus were used to measure decomposition rates of newspaper. Rhizopus stolonifer and Sordaria fimicola help recycle organic materials in food webs which make them important decomposers. The different fungi are being used to test the decomposition rates of newspaper.