Fugal flotation

David B. Hedrick davidbhedrick at icx.net
Wed May 24 17:16:47 EST 2000


	The fungi sensu stricto are not usually aquatic, but there are the
oomycetes, AKA "water mold" which like organic-rich freshwater
habitats.  In beer production, the wart is produced, which is a floating
yeast colony.  Mangrove and coconut seeds sail the seven seas looking
for places to sprout.  Duckweed floats.  It appears to be an alga, but
is actually a diminutive flowering plant.  Many alga have air bladders
for flotation.  
	That's a start.  

> Does anyone know of any fungi that have floating ability. Or even aquatic
> plant seeds that may float. I am looking at foatation as an adaptation to
> aquatic environment. Any leads would be heplful.
> R
> ---


Technical writing, literature search, and data analysis at the interface
of chemistry and biology. 

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	David B. Hedrick
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