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31
Comments Portion of a hypha of a zygomycete stained with a blue dye to show the many nuclei present. Many other fungi have septations that devide the hyphae into compartments that usually contain one to several nuclei per compartment.
Copyright © 1996 Meredith Blackwell
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Attached to Group Zygomycota: view page image collection
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ID 31
525 Black sporangium atop swollen Pilobolus sporangiophore
Scientific Name Pilobolus crystallinus (Mucoromycotina)
Comments Black sporangium atop swollen sporangiophore. Shortly, the swollen subsporangial vesicle will burst to send the sporangium flying. Herbivores eat the sporangium, and the enclosed mitospores germinate in the dung. The bright yellow carotenoid pigment enables the sporangium to orient to light (phototropism). If you look closely, you can see masses of nematodes on the vesicle; probably herbivore pathogens hoping to hitch a ride.
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Copyright © 1996 Meredith Blackwell
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Attached to Group Mucoromycotina (Zygomycota): view page image collection
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ALT Text Black sporangium atop swollen Pilobolus sporangiophore
ID 525
743
Comments Hyphae of a wood-decaying fungus found growing on the underside of a fallen log. The metabolically active hyphae have secreted droplets on their surfaces.
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Copyright © 1996 Meredith Blackwell
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Attached to Group Fungi: view page image collection
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ID 743
1651
Comments Transmission electron micrograph showing duplicated spindle pole body of a prophase I meiotic nucleus of a basidiomycete Exobasidium. Only chytrids among fungi have centrioles and lack spindle pole bodies.
Specimen Condition Dead Specimen
Copyright © 1996 Beth Richardson
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Attached to Group Basidiomycota: view page image collection
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ID 1651
1842 Chytridium growing on a single pine pollen grain. Successive photos show zoospore release from the sporangium, and the arrow points to a flagellum.
Scientific Name Chytridium (Chytridiomycota)
Comments Individual growing on a single pine pollen grain. Successive photos show zoospore release from the sporangium, and the arrow points to a flagellum.
Copyright © 1996 H. Whisler, M. Fuller
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Attached to Group Chytridiomycota: view page image collection
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ALT Text Chytridium growing on a single pine pollen grain. Successive photos show zoospore release from the sporangium, and the arrow points to a flagellum.
ID 1842
2410
Scientific Name Rhizopogon rubescens
Comments The fluffy white hyphae of the mycorrhizal fungus Rhizopogon rubescens has enveloped the smaller roots of a Virginia pine seedling. Note that some of the mycelium extends out into the surrounding environment.
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Copyright © 1996 J. B. Anderson
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Attached to Group Boletales: view page image collection
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ID 2410
3950
Comments Entomophthora, "destroyer of insects", is the agent of a fungual infection that kills flies. After their death the fungal growth erupts through the fly cuticle, and dispersal by forcible spore discharge is a source of inoculum for infection of new flies.
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Copyright © 1996 George Barron
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Attached to Group Entomophthorales : view page image collection
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ID 3950
4863
Scientific Name Rigidioporus ulmarius
Location Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK
Comments Largest basidiocarp world record holder. The basidiocarp is shown in its largest dimension (170 cm or over 5 1/2 feet).
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Copyright © 1996 D. Pegler
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Attached to Group Polyporales: view page image collection
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ID 4863
5224 Massed fruiting bodies of the chicken-of-the-woods
Scientific Name Laetiporus sulphureus (Basidiomycota, Agaricomycetes, Polyporales)
Comments Massed fruiting bodies of the chicken-of-the-woods. The tiny tubular filaments (hyphae) that make the body of this fungus (mycelium) are growing in the old, dead wood of a large cherry tree. Laetiporus is not a parasite, but the decay may weaken the tree so much that wind or ice storms can topple it.
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Copyright © 1996 Meredith Blackwell
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Attached to Group Polyporales: view page image collection
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ALT Text Massed fruiting bodies of the chicken-of-the-woods
ID 5224
5380 Fruiting body of the scarlet cup fungus
Scientific Name Sarcoscypha coccinea (Ascomycota, Pezizomycotina, Pezizales)
Comments Fruiting body of the scarlet cup fungus. Hundreds of millions of meiospores (ascospores) are discharged from this cup, usually in puffs that produce visible clouds of spores.
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Copyright © 1996 Joey Spatafora
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Attached to Group Pezizales: view page image collection
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Image Content Specimen(s)
ALT Text Fruiting body of the scarlet cup fungus
ID 5380
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