Mycology or Fungi

Mycology is the branch of biology in which we study the anatomy, physiology and ecology of fungal species including their biochemical, genetic character and their taxonomy.

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Microbiology
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Ethanol and Lactic Acid Fermentation

What is the negative control in a fermentation lab?

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Botany or Plant Biology
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Gardening
Mushrooms

Are mushrooms biotic?

Yes, mushrooms are biotic.

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Botany or Plant Biology
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Is a mushroom a flowering plant?

Mushrooms are classified under the category of Cryptogames because they do not bear flowers. Higher plants like angiosperms bear flowers and produce fruits and seeds.

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What is the purpose of fungus?

The purpose of fungus in the outdoors is to breakdown, digest, and recycle dead organic growth and materials. It is natures way of dealing with refuse such as dead leaves, dead trees, dead animals, etc. It is natures vast digestion system. Research has found that there are types of fungus which are of use to mankind for medicines and also fuels.
Whether or not living organisms have "purpose" is not something that can be answered by scientists. This is a philosophical question to which we do not know the answer. In fact, we may never know the answer. Science can describe the function of fungi in the biosphere.

Fungi function mostly as heterotrophs and decay organisms, breaking down the tissue of dead organisms to extract energy and nutrients, thus forming soil and mobilising nutrients. There are exceptions, though. Some fungi are pathogenic (disease-causing) parasites in living things, such as athlete's foot and corn smut, while others are mutualists, such as mycorrhizae and those that form lichens.

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Microbiology
Mycology or Fungi

How do rhizopus reproduce?

With the help of conidiospores.

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Gardening
Mushrooms

What do Shiitake Mushrooms look like?

The Shiitake Mushroom is an edible eastern Asian mushroom (Lentinus edodes) that has an aromatic, fleshy, golden or dark brown to blackish cap. Also called Chinese forest mushroom, golden oak mushroom, Oriental black mushroom, and emperors Mushroom.

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Food & Cooking
Mycology or Fungi

What is the cost of morel mushrooms?

The following prices are from only one source. Prices may vary from region to region and store to store, but this should give you an idea of the cost of morel mushrooms:

1 oz. - $12.00

2 oz. - $21.00

4 oz. - $45.00

8 oz. - $90.00

1 lb. - $175.00

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Animal Life
Mycology or Fungi

Does yeast give off oxygen?

No. It gives off Carbon Dioxide.

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Genetics
Mycology or Fungi
Neuroscience

How does cell shape change during osmosis and cell diffusion?

Osmosis and diffusion are processes in which water or other molecules move in or out of a cell respectively.

If the molecules/water move into the cell then the cell volume increases and the cell will expand in size (become more turgid).

If the molecules/water move out of the cell then the cell volume will reduce and the cell will shrink in size (become more flaccid).

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Home & Garden
Lawn Care
Mycology or Fungi

How do you get rid of toadstools?

Fungi (toadstools) mushrooms grow in lawns usually when there are decaying roots from a tree that has died or been felled. The dead tree roots begin to rot and create a perfect environment for fungi spores to develop. To rid your lawn of fungi you would need to remove the fungi and lift a 1ft square of turf and the soil from the square to a depth of approx 6 maybe 12" replace this soil with compost or sterilised top soil and lay the turf back in place, You would need to do this for each outbreak of fungi. feeding the lawn during the summer and collecting the grass clippings would also reduce the risk of further fungi occurring.

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Food Spoilage
Mycology or Fungi

What are the difference between water mold and mold growing the expired bread?

Water molds are typically oomycetes. Oomycetes are in teh calde Stramenopila. They are separated from Fungi (including bread molds) by the their use of the DAP pathway for lysine synthesis, the presence of cellulose in their cell walls, their tubular cisternae in the mitochondria, heterokont flagella on their zoospores, and lack of a Spitzenkorper in their hyphae.

Fungi use the AAA pathway for lysine synthesis, have chitin in their cell walls, have plate-like cisternae in the mitochondria, a single whiplash flagellum, and use a Spitzenkorper to elongate their hyphae.

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Decomposers

What fungi feeds on dead animals?

There are many types of fungi that feed on dead carcasses and animals. Most of them are all over the place in the fungi kingdom and most of them we can't see. But there is a mushroom that can be found in the soil beneath bones of dead animals, native to Australia only and found in every state except the Northern Territory called Hebeloma Aminophilum. It can also grow under the remnants of bones from bush barbeques.

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You have a mushroom growing under the sink?

Then you have a damp problem. Call a plumber.... it is important you get this seen to the fungus could do extensive damage to the house if you allow it to spread.

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Biology
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Ecology and Bionomics

What organisms are composed of fungi and algae?

Lichens are composed of algae and fungi and are considered best example of mutualism ..

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Biology
Botany or Plant Biology
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How are protists plants animals and fungi similar?

Their cells contain nuclei

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Science
Mycology or Fungi

How does fungus act as an environmental recycle?

Fungi, or fungus, breaks down dead organisms into more simple nutrients, which end up mixed into the soil and used by plants so the plant grows and enters the food chain again.

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How does fungi help trees?

they help them absorb nitrogen.

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Inventions
Toys
Games

Who invented slime?

Slime was invented by Mattel in 1976.

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Food Spoilage
Mycology or Fungi
Breads

How fast does processed bread mold?

bread mold in about 10/15 days it deepens what type of bread it is

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Health
Conditions and Diseases
Mycology or Fungi

What is the classification of diseases causing fungi?

Mycoses.

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Food Safety

How dangerous is it to eat molded bread?

Food poisoning is caused by various organisms. Mold can cause illness, especially if the person is allergic to molds. Usually though, the main symptoms from eating moldy food will be nausea or vomiting from the bad taste and smell of the moldy food.

Mold on grain products is the worst - e.g. moldy bread, moldy muffins, etc. - and should be thrown out.

Also throw out the following if mold appears: small fruits like grapes, berries, melons and peaches; soft cheeses or yogurt; meat, peanuts, peanut butter or leftovers.

It isn't okay to eat mouldy food even after the mold has been cut off, as surface mold is more than what you see. It actually has hyphae or roots which can penetrate deeper into the food.

It depends on the bread mold; some are harmless, some are indigestible and can make you throw up, some are poisonous and can make you very ill (Although there is no scientific evidence that any bread mold has ever killed anyone directly, in the history of all space and time -including other planets..)

The best way to manage bread is to keep at room temperature only the amount of bread you can eat before mold appears. You can freeze the remainder and thaw it in a closed plastic bag. Bread products should not be merely refrigerated, because it will cause them to go stale.

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Can you grow shiitake mushrooms in the dark?

Yes, however you may have a hard time getting them to fruit. They seem to require some light in order to fruit. Oklahoma State University has a "Growing Shittake Mushrooms" fact sheet that details how to grow and fruit mushrooms.

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Mycology or Fungi

Are mushrooms grown in horse manure edible?

can anyone answer this question

Only if they are not a poisonous species, you would have to figure out the species of mushroom it is and then search up whether this is a poisonous species, or edible one.

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Is moss fungus?

No. Moss is a bryophyte and belongs to the plant kingdom.

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Mushrooms

Can mushroom be boiled?

they can, but they shouldnt. sauteing them with extra virgin olive oil or butter whichever you think would taste better with your dish. also fresh mushrooms taste great with a lot of dishes.

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