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Questions tagged [mycology]

The scientific study of fungi.

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What can eating pink mold do to a healthy person (someone whose immune system is not weakened)?

I've tried searching it up, but my research has yielded nothing very specific. The following website was the closest I came to finding something about pink mold on bread. It, however, said nothing ...
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How to prevent mold from building on food and how to kill it along with neurotoxins?

I have some food/fruits chopped in very small parts, whatever it is that needs to be conserved during long time, when it is given to me it can be somewhat wet or humid, after some time of keeping it ...
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Ink blue molds/fungi/dermatophytes

Which of the above has naturally ink blue hyphae? Are there any that make both Ochratoxin A and fumononis toxin and have hyphae that color?
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What concentration of hydrogen peroxide kills mold?

There are numerous articles online which claim that household 3% hydrogen peroxide can kill mold growing on household surfaces, yet I haven't managed to find scientific studies that show that. My ...
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What kind of lichen is it (no. 2)?

I think i found very interesting lichen. I discoved it at 1.15 PM CET in Prague nature conservation area called Divoka Sarka. I took this picture on the place of my discovery. One piece of this ...
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Where does mycelium growing in wood get oxygen?

As per title, where does mycelium, growing in wood, get its oxygen? I mean when the mycelium is spreading into wood, say an old log, beneath the surface. As an example, say I put mushroom dowels into ...
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Is there a way to chemically detect the presence of Fungus in a sample? [closed]

I would like to know if there is a way to chemically or somehow detect the presence of Fungus in a sample?
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What is this fungus growing on tree stumps?

Location: Austria, Vienna, Ottakring Forest Time: 2019, Feb 2, 16:02 local time Size: From below; lamellar structure: Some more angles: I found many tree stumps nearby covered by moss, but only ...
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What species of mushroom is this?

Growing up in Oregon I don't remember ever seeing these. There are different mushrooms growing all over my backyard right now, but these look way different than all the others and there was only a ...
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What species is this orange mushroom in Romania?

So I've found these mushrooms near a ditch on a field a few days ago in Romania. Can anyone help me with identifying what species of mushroom is this? The size of a mushroom is about 3-6 cm in ...
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The reproduction patterns of fungi: what’s the difference between them?

I am going to take TOEFL, and am getting perplexed by the difference between cell division and budding and fragmentation of fungi. Those three terms seem like all the same all to me, so could anyone ...
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How should should I run a yeast experiment where I measure population growth?

Soon I will conduct an experiment involving the population growth of yeast. Nonetheless, I am not sure how long should I let my experiment running for, nor do I know at which intervals should I ...
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Identify function of cluster with high identity of genes

Let's say there is a secondary metabolites biosynthesis cluster in fungi A. and I just found out a gene B(identitiy>=50% with nrps gene located in the cluster) from fungi B and also found that gene B ...
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What does “genus VI” mean in mycology?

This Guidebook is called "How to identify mushrooms to genus VI". Some other editions/versions of it say "Genus III" or "Genus I". What does this mean?
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Is identifying the genus of a fungus (mushroom specifically) enough?

Does the genus of a mushroom have enough information about it, without the species? Let's say I wanted to identify a mushroom (when picking) to see if I can safely pick and later eat it. Let's say I ...
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Mushroom Identificaton(USA)

I need help identifying a perculiar species of mushroom found in my yard today. Color is orange-yellow, around 3-4 inches total radius, its a cluster of tiny to medium mushrooms. They were found near ...
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Do green algae form obligate symbioses with fungi?

I understand that obligate symbioses means that the two organisms cannot live without each other and are in a symbiotic relationship, but do green algae from this with fungi?
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Are fruiting bodies, basidiocarps, heterokaryotic?

In that, if we have a mycelium with genetically compatible hyphae, will the fruiting body created by this mycelium be heterokaryotic, or will it just contain one dikaryotic organism's genetic material?...
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Identifying a mushroom. (Pyrenees near Gavarnie, France)

Can anyone help me identify this mushroom? (a still frame from video taken in the Pyrenees near Gavarnie in France). Also is it edible or poisonous?
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Why are fungi and algae microbes?

Both fungi and algae have very small cells but so do most animals. Yet both of them are visible to naked eye just like other organisms. Why do we call them as microorganisms then ?
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How can I measure the population growth of yeast?

So I will soon have to carry out an experiment. I thought about estimating the rate of growth of a populaiton of yeast, although I do not know if it is possible to at least estimate the number of ...
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What on Earth is this? [closed]

Found in a field near Braga, Portugal in October 2018.
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What is the number density of fungal spores per unit of volume of air?

Fungal spores are present all over in the air around us. I understand that they generally range in size from about one to one-hundred microns. What is the number density of fungal spores in air on a ...
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Boletus or Xerocomellus?

I have been trying to identify a mushroom I collected in the nearby forest, and while I think I have it identified, it seems to have a couple of names and I am confused about which grouping is correct....
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How much of a DNA difference is between Chicken of the Woods, and Hen of the Woods? [closed]

I've noticed that when a COW is touching the ground it turns a gray color, but when on a log/tree it's bright orange. Is there a correlation between the DNA, and where it grows?
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What kind of mushroom is this, and is it edible?

I found these growing on the side of some trees (mostly birch) in my local forest in Gothenburg, Sweden, and was wondering if you could help me with identifying them. I think they smell of aniseed ...
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Do all Fungi have similar cells?

I know that most fungi are not differentiated into tissues. And tissues are groups of specialised cells aiming to perform a collective function. Does it, then, follow that most fungi do not have ...
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Fungi growing in pH 1 FeCl₃ solution

I have a FeCl3 tank that I use to dip spruce wood in. After 2–3 weeks a fungus appears in the tank and it keeps growing with time. The fungus has a white colour and is spread throughout the ...
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This looks like a mushroom is it eatable?

This looks like mushroom it's white and there are insects feeding on it....it seems to be growing on a cascabela thevetia
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Can mushrooms spontaneously die?

These are called mushrooms I believe, had been growing on my door for a few weeks. It's monsoon here. Last night I took a picture of it and it looked like this . Today when I woke up it became like ...
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ID of a purple fungus in Virginia

Could someone tell me a bit more about this fungus found growing in a nearly straight line in the lawn in a wooded area of Virginia, USA? It seems rather fragile, maybe a bit "dry"
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Mushroom Identification

I live in central Ohio and found these mushrooms growing on our 10 acre property. What is it and are they edible?
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What is these mushrooms in my indoor pot?

I am living in Japan and in summer, it's very hot and humid even inside my room. Today, I've found two mushrooms in the pot of a plant. What is this species? It's very surprising than within one day ...
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how many spores are needed to “infect” a wall?

There's cardboard box in my room that used to be in another room that had mold all over the walls. and it still smells moldy ,it probably means the air in my room is polluted with mold spores.(right?) ...
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What mushroom species is this?

Found in garden ,Brisbane Australia at base of trees and amongst plants in open ground
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Immature lawn mushroom

These have been popping up all over our yard in South Western Australia. I have been digging them out before they mature as I have small children. But with 7 acres I can only check so much. My ...
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Are the hyphae in mushrooms unicellular or multi-cellular?:

The mycelium is just a collection of hyphae. Are these hyphae unicellular or multicellular? If there's any problem in my question please inform me. Thanks!
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Does mushroom likes low air pressure room?

I know that mushroom likes high humidity and low temperature, but want to know that Does mushroom likes low air pressure room ? because of at low air pressure high humidity and low temperature can be ...
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largest and smallest gram positive, gram negative and fungal pathogens

As I stumbled through this question: A 16-year-old female patient presented to her family physician with a complaint of an abnormal vaginal discharge and pruritus (itching). The patient ...
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differences between Candida albicans and Cryptococcus neoformans

I want to know what are some of the major morphological difference between the fungi Candida albicans and Cryptococcus neoformans. If you can provide a suitable paper for it would be helpful. Thankyou....
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What is this mushroom that only grows next to my tomato seedlings?

So far something like ten out of fifty seedlings (20%) have had this mushroom grow right next to a tomato seedling and nowhere else in the planters. The black gooey caps are between a peppercorn and a ...
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Identifying a mushroom (Switzerland)

Does anyone know this type of mushroom? It grew during the last week in large numbers in one of my pots on the balcony, location Zurich, Switzerland. A smaller part of the soil is from the wood in the ...
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Identify this larvae that lives on a musrhoom?

I was in the forest near the Rhone river in France and I uncovered some mildewy wood bracket fughi (Ganoderma) on a fallen willow tree. It was a scene from a sci-fi film. some arthropod larvae of 2-...
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What is this whitish jelly-like substance on a branch?

I came across this whitish jelly-like substance hanging on a fallen branch. I assume it was growing there and I feel like it might be a fungus or algae of some sort, or maybe an egg sack. I was hiking ...
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Strange fast growing mushroom like entity

I found this in my lounge today. This room was cleaned less than 48hours ago, with no sign of this growth. We sweeped and mopped, using the same floor cleaner we always do. The two images below is ...
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How does fungi network transfer substances between plants?

How does fungi network transfer substances between plants? I recently read a short article about fungi network. And I am wondering about how fungi network works (Mechanism). Plants have fungi ...
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What kind of lichen is it?

I found that in a monastery garden in Czech Republic this winter. I tried to search it on the internet but unfortunately I didn't find it.
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Is there a standard way of measuring culture nutrient levels in real time?

I am working on optimizing growth rates for a culture, and one thing I'm trying to monitor is nutrient consumption rates to pinpoint any bottlenecks, i.e. the culture goes through all the calcium in a ...
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Does Penicillium roqueforti produce penicyllin?

I have recently discovered that blue cheese is produced with Penicillium roqueforti. As I know that some Penicillinum sp. produce penicyllin I wonder whether it is produced by P. roqueforti too? The ...
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Microbroth dilution

I have performed MIC test for fungi candida albicans, Cryptococcus neoformans and Aspergillus fumigatus in a 96 well plate by broth microdilution method by drugs Amphotericin B and fluconazole.....