aeroplankton


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aer·o·plank·ton

(ār-ō-plank'tŏn),
An organism or a living substance carried by air, for example, a bacterium, pollen, or grain.
[aero- + G. planktos, ntr. -on, wandering]

aeroplankton

any organisms such as pollen, spores, small insects or other small animals drifting subject to air currents above ground level.
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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.
2005) that aeroplankton may carry the cholera bacteria from one body of water to an adjacent one.
The altitude levels are in accordance with those examined for aeroplankton by Glick (1939).