BacterioFiles 325: Moisture Mobilizes Mycelium Multiples

January 22, 2018

This episode: Figuring out how mushrooms launch their spores out using a trick of water surface tension!

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Show notes:
Microbe of the episode: Carrot torradovirus 1

News item

Video of artificial “spore” launching


Journal Paper:
Liu F, Chavez RL, Patek SN, Pringle A, Feng JJ, Chen C-H. 2017. Asymmetric drop coalescence launches fungal ballistospores with directionality. J R Soc Interface 14:20170083.

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