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Table 2 Comparison of atmospheric properties of biological particles a

From: Falling bacterial communities from the atmosphere

Type Contribution of precipitation to total deposition Aerodynamic diameter, da (μm) Sedimentation velocity, Vd (cm s− 1) Reference
Bacteria 95% 8.84 1.72 This study
Fungi 86% 5.93 0.80 [17]
Plants 13% n.d. 0.40 [43]
  1. aThe annually averaged values for all taxa combined are shown
  2. Abbreviation: n.d. not determined due to skewed particle size distributions