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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.....
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Help in identifying crusty formation on Eucalyptus leaves

I am working with the plant species Eucalyptus perriniana (spinning gum) for one of my research projects. A few days into the experiment, I noticed some crusty deposits forming on several leaves (as ...
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Which kind of mushroom is this?

I'm in Western Arkansas, and these are red, hollow mushrooms with a brown slimy coating that popped up in our mulch, roughly a half an inch in diameter and they have grown several inches tall. Is ...
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What is the symbiotic relationship between truffle fungi and their host trees?

I understand that truffles share a symbiotic relationship as they reside among the root systems of host trees, but I cannot find any material that specifies the details of such a relationship. In ...
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Number of alleles' variations in a mushroom that has over 20,000 sexes

I am trying to understand the mating behavior of a particular species of fungi known as Schizophyllum commune, or the split-gill. I found a blog post that explains the mechanisms that define the ...
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Mold identification

I poured some agar plates and tried inoculating them with mushroom spores (I don't think they germinated bc of low humidity), but noticed what looks like mold with crystals on the surface of the agar. ...
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Common stains for fungal microscopy

I recently got a light microscope to start exploring microscopic features of fungi (and to explore microscopy in general). What are some of the most common and easily available stains used when ...
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What are hyphal compartments?

The hyphae are the branching filaments that make up the mycelium of a fungus. Hyphal compartments are part of the hyphae. What are they exactly?
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Pretty Flower Fungus in Oak Tree

Found this on a nature walk in the town of Lincoln, MA, USA. Is this edible? I believe it is a type of fungus.
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Specific primer design

I'm designing primers for species-specific amplification (inside ITS1-ITS2 region). The problem is that when I blast (GenBank) my primer pair, the Forward primer anneals with some isolates (of the ...
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Rapid Decomposition Of Fruits & Vegetables During Hurricane

A very strange thing (To my mind) has just happened in my home. On the eve of Hurricane Irma, I purchased some food including cucumbers and grapes. I left them in my kitchen area overnight. When I ...
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Species ID: What's this mushroom?

So this one is found in white mountain forest in New Hampshire, and I have strong suspicion it is actually just a boletus. My question would be what's is the name of this fungus?
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What is happening to this tree?

I was walking down to my mailbox when I saw this tree: And by the looks of the branches, the tree seems to be dying because it has no leaves. What is happening to the tree?
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Which mushroom is this?

I found those mushrooms in my garden in Luxembourg and I was wondering what species they might be.
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Which mushroom could be this?

Collected in northern West Europe in autumn 2017
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Purple Mushroom Identification

I found a purple mushroom that looked like this on a nature walk in South Carolina, USA today. This is not my picture, but one that looks exactly like the mushroom I saw. I have searched the internet, ...
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What is this web-like organic matter? [closed]

I saw this on my window couple of days ago. Does anyone know what it is? I have tried google image search with no luck.
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Which mushroom species is this?

Which type of mushroom is this? Hope the image has enough quality to allow answering the question. Following community rules... Images: please find below Location: West-Northern Germany Size - about ...
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Garden Mushroom Identification

Could someone please identify this mushroom? Found in a garden situated in a mild Western European country.
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Could these be Mycetozoa?

I found this on a forest in Mexico City. It was kind of a warm day (around 15°C). It had been raining a few days prior and it was quite humid, but not suffocating. This orange thing was on top of a ...
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Why doesn't submersion in water kill fungi?

I have read that fungi cannot live without air. Does a couple of minutes in a swimming pool full of chlorinated water kill them as it would a mammal? I've never heard this suggested. Will they survive ...
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What is this fungus that is growing on my plant, and is it dangerous?

This fungus is growing on a plant in my front yard and I do not know if it is dangerous for my health or for the plants health. Can you please identify it? I live in Dominican Republic, a tropical ...
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what is this mushroom and how to grow this mushroom?

What is this mushroom? And how to grow this?
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How do trees communicate in the “Wood Wide Web”?

I read on The New Yorker - The Secrets of the Wood Wide Web that trees communicate with each other through electrical impulses sent through their roots. Through these impulses they can ask other trees ...
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Orange Fungi on Oak tree

The fungus in my profile pic is bright orange in a ball growing out of the cut off branches scar, also in a necklace. There are egg shell white broken balls instead of the orange balls-suggesting the ...
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Why should benzalkonium chloride (an antifungal agent) be used during your laundry machine's “rinse” cycle, not its “wash” cycle?

I'll first provide lots of background information. My actual question is at the very end. Background The spread of athlete's foot Athlete's foot is a fungal infection which is mildly contagious. ...
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Positive control for microorganisms

I'm planning to test the antimicrobial activity of endophytic fungi (their secondary metabolites) against Gram-positive bacteria, Gram-negative bacteria, and one fungus (Candida). I was wondering ...
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Anomaly in growth of fungus in Potato dextrose broth.. turbidity is not seen in one flask

I have inoculated six flasks of 200 ml potato dextrose broth, one of which does not show any turbidity and the medium is clear with a fungal disc in it. All were inoculated at the same time and from ...
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Why mushrooms have so much antibiotics? [closed]

Why they have much more antibiotics than plants for instance?
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Where can I get fungal extracts?

Does anyone know how I can get fungal extracts from fungal isolates? I have isolates in PDA slants and I'm gonna need to get their respective extracts to impregnate in sterile discs. I'm a novice in ...
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What is a tuckahoe?

I'm working on a book about names and nicknames of the fifty states of USA. I came across the following in an older reference: The name Tuckoes is a corruption of the common term Tuckahoe, or ...
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Does Usnea (Old Mans Beard) have negative effects on the respiratory system?

Being a fungus does it have negative effects similar to that of mold, especially on the respiratory system?
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Can Mother-to-Child Transmission Occur in Relation to Mycotoxins or Mycoestrogens?

There are 17 officially noted cases in which leukemia or melanoma cancer cells crossed the placenta from mother to child. Other crossings include metals (or metalloid elements), such as mercury or ...
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Is a mycelium sewage pipe possible? [closed]

Over the past few years I've seen mycelium used as a supplement for various building materials. I was wondering if mycelium could be successfully used as construction material for a sewage pipe. ...
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Where do mushrooms get their energy from?

I'm wondering where field mushrooms get their energy from. I've heard that they can easily grow on soil in a dark room. So, it seems to me that there wouldn't be any photosynthesizing plants from ...
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What are the blue and white things on this Sunburst lichen?

I am a amateur photographer I found some interesting things when I got home and looked at my photos. There are some blue/white cocoon. I like structures on top of the sunburst lichen. I live in ...
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What is the purpose of the brown louver-like structure on the underside of a mushroom?

On the underside of the cap of a mushroom is a structure with many brown leaves closely spaced together like slats or a louver. What is the purpose of this structure?
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Plants with no chlorophyll [closed]

If chlorophyll or chloroplast is needed for the process of photosynthesis then how do non green plants with no chlorophyll get food
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Pigmentation in dermatophytes

Dermatophytes are cutaneous keratophilic fungi. They cause concentric skin lesions. As a sample, usually skin scrapings are collected. When viewed under the KOH mount, they appear transparent but ...
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What is so difficult about mushroom cultivation?

I am just wondering why it is so cheap and easy to cultivate this type of mushroom: Agaricus bisporus, however a typical forest mushroom such as Boletus edulis has to be harvested. What makes one ...