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ERIC Number: EJ940195
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9266
Microecology: Using Fast-Growing Filamentous Fungi to Study the Effects of Environmental Gradients on the Growth Patterns of Hyphae
Delpech, Roger
Journal of Biological Education, v38 n2 p90-95 2004
This paper describes some simple and rapid techniques for examining the growth responses of fungal hyphae cultivated on environmental gradients. The creation of such gradients using agar-based growth media in petri dishes is explained, along with recommendations for quantitative macroscopic and microscopic measurements. The intention is to provide a laboratory model of the influences of environmental factors on fungal/plant growth, on a timescale that allows results to be obtained in 12 hours. The paper includes a review of the growth mechanisms of the fungal hypha tip, as well as suggestions for student investigations. (Contains 5 online resources and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom