ILLUSTRATIONS  for Predatory Fungi, wood Decay and the Carbon Cycle

1. Arthrobotrys as a predator.

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    B. constricting rings  wpe1C.jpg (23574 bytes)  wpe19.jpg (24326 bytes) wpe7C.jpg (51495 bytes) wpe11.jpg (30115 bytes)

2. Cellulase production by Arthrobotrys species.

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3. Hohenbuehelia - the  first  'carnivorous mushroom'

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4. Pleurotus ostretus - directional hyphae seeking out and destroying paralysed nematode           

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5. Microcolonies of bacteria under attack by directional hyphae of   various decay fungi

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6.  Hyphoderma - superficial, wood-decay fungus with nematode-capturing stephanocysts.

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 7.   Conocybe lactea -lawn mushroom with secretory appendages as an antifeedant  mechanism

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