[Mycology] RE: Mycology Digest, Vol 27, Issue 3

Geis, Phil via mycology%40net.bio.net (by geis.pa from pg.com)
Thu Sep 13 12:31:23 EST 2007

Though conidia can be produced, you likely want to understand the
presence of growing viable mycelial elements that would express
Think about it - what would be the value of plate counts or MPN of a
mycelial fungus?  A colony could be one or one thousand cells and an
increase in apparent cfu could mean more conidia not necessarily more
mycelium.  Same goes for MPN sequential dilutions - and that's presuming
you'd be able to differentiate the specific fungus from all the others.

For isolation, suggest you read the article :

Quantitative PCR is unlikely to help in this context much.  You'd not
know copy number or that the fungi were alive or recently deceased.  You
might consider culture baiting (see above) in a spatial sense.

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   1. Quantification of nematophagous fungi (wachira peter)
   2. Mushroom ID, (#1) Mycology Digest, Vol 27, Issue 2 (Ken Hoover)


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Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2007 21:14:28 -0700 (PDT)
From: wachira peter <wachirapm from yahoo.com>
Subject: [Mycology] Quantification of nematophagous fungi
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I am a PhD student working with nematophagous fungi  isolated from soil
in vegatable gardens.
  Could somebody kindly explain to me how i could quantify the
nematophagous fungi from the soil so that i could monitor their
population change. 
  Is there a selective media that i could use to isolate and quantify
Arthrobotrys oligospora?
  Kindly also explain to me the MPN procedure as it has been used by
some authors.
  Thank you.

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Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 14:21:51 -0500
From: "Ken Hoover" <kent.hoover from gmail.com>
Subject: [Mycology] Mushroom ID, (#1) Mycology Digest, Vol 27, Issue 2
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Probably an Omphalotus species with a lighter orange coloration.
Perhaps O.
olivascens?    I've read that O. illudens and O. olivascens have been
grouped as variants of the same species, O. olearius.

W/O a spore print and information regarding bruising/staining, it is
difficult to difinitively place this mushroom.


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