Further inquiries about aquatic fungi

Jack Murphy RUSSULA at VTVM1.CC.VT.EDU
Mon Feb 28 12:04:12 EST 1994


Dear Folks;
     Here's another question for all you aquatic mycology specialists.
It is commonly thought (among those who commonly consider these things)
that the Oomycetes are diploid, with meiosis occurring during development
of gametangia.  However, according to M. W. Dick (1969  New Phytologist
68, pp. 751-775) many oomycetous fungi lack important sexual structures
(at least, they haven't been observed), and even if they do have the
structures, the nuclear condition is inferred.
     My question is, has nuclear condition been investigated in oomycetes?
To what extent?  Once again, I am inviting you to pass relevant references
this way, and thanking you in advance.
                                      -Jack



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