Mycoplasms and Cluster formation in agaricus

L.J.L.D. Van Griensven mushex!vg at relay.NL.net
Fri Dec 3 04:47:41 EST 1993


Hi

My institute is currently involved in elucidating a new anomaly in  
mushroom farming: the formation of clusters.

So: Is there any evidance for the presence of mycoplasms or lower  
fungi such as plasmodiophora to cause disease in higher  
basidiomycetes.

Clustering is the anomalous growth of mushrooms in a big tight group  
consisting of 5 to 10 fruit bodies on a single clubroot like stipe. 


Any educated guesses about the possible cause of this clustering  
effect are gratefully invited.

Leo van Griensven
Mushroom Experimental Station
Horst
The Netherlands.



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