Artillery Spores. What is it?

Steven Carpenter microbe at PEAK.ORG
Sat Sep 9 09:42:41 EST 1995


The word "mold" is a common term used in various ways:

1. Least precise: applied to any state of a fungus that is not
    recognizable to the viewer as a "mushroom"

2. With more meaning: applied to the non-sexual sporulating stage
    of the life-cycle of a fungus


All molds are fungi.  

Therefore the artillery spores are fungi.  They are also a mold. 
Without knowning more about your source for the term "artillery spore",
I will assume the term refers to the genus Pilobolus.

-Steve Carpenter
 Cascade Research Associates
   & Abbey Lane Laboratory
 microbe at peak.org



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