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Name: Corrinne Grace
Status: Student
Age: 15
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Date: September 2002

What is the specific name of the bacteria or fungus that aids in the decomposition of organic wastes such as leaves?

Dear Corinne,

This question is as difficult as asking 'What is the kind of fish dwelling in shore waters'. The bacteria and fungi living in soil are an ecosystem in itself, with many different species living together, competing and helping each other for food. So your question can not be easily answered.

Trudy Wassenaar

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