[Mycology] Re: Mycology Digest, Vol 44, Issue 2

channing richardson via mycology%40net.bio.net (by jcrich01 from yahoo.com)
Wed Feb 11 16:10:08 EST 2009


Willow,
The pigmentation in most molds is an adaptation to living in sunlight.  UV radiation is very harmful to living cells and the pigmentation in some molds protects their structures such as DNA from UV damage.
Channing Richardson

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Subject: Mycology Digest, Vol 44, Issue 2
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Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2009, 12:04 PM

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Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 19:54:52 -0800 (PST)
From: Teresa Cypher <cypherbuss from yahoo.com>
Subject: [Mycology] fungi pigmentation question
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Hi,

I am not sure if I am sending this to the correct address?  I got this address
from a site that I visited and read an answer to a question about molds.

If there is anyone there willing to field this question, I would be so
grateful.

What purpose does the color pigmentation of a mold serve?  Is it a sign of
maturity?

Thanks, so very much :-)

Willow





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