Get the Flash Player to see this player.Download for better quality viewing in your media player Download Movie
|Scientific Name||Armillaria tabescens|
|Reference||Stolze-Rybczynski, J. L., Y. Cui, M. H. H. Stevens, D. J. Davis, M. W. F. Fischer, and N. P. Money. 2009. Adaptation of the Spore Discharge Mechanism in the Basidiomycota. PLoS ONE 4(1): e4163 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0004163|
|Source||Adaptation of the Spore Discharge Mechanism in the Basidiomycota|
|Source Collection||Public Library of Science (PLoS)|
|Movie Use||This media file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License - Version 2.5.|
|Copyright||© 2009 J. L. Stolze-Rybczynski, Y. Cui, M. H. H. Stevens, D. J. Davis, M. W. F. Fischer, and N. P. Money|
|Attached to Group||Tricholomataceae s. str. (Agaricales): view page movie collection|
|Title||Ballistospore discharge in a gilled mushroom|
|Description||Ultra-high speed video clip showing ballistospore discharge in gilled mushroom of Armillaria tabescens. Spore discharge is achieved by the formation and collapse of a fluid droplet, called Buller's drop, on the wet spore surface.|
Frame rate = 50,000 f.p.s.
Video recordings were made with FASTCAM-ultima APX and APX-RS cameras (Photron, San Diego, CA) attached to an inverted compound microscope fitted with long-working distance objectives (Olympus, Tokyo). Each video clip was compiled from ≤100 image files extracted from recordings consisting up to 1 million images captured in ≤4 s (e.g., 1 million image files captured with 2 Ás shutter at 250,000 fps in 4 s). Analysis of digital images was performed using VideoPoint v.2.5 (Lenox Softworks, Lenox MA), Image-Pro Plus 6.2 (Media Cybernetics, Bethesda, MD), and proprietary software from Photron.