Lecture 15 Demonstration Lab

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SAS 30 Lecture 15 Demonstration Lab May 2, 2011 An Introduction to the Diversity of Fungi This lab is designed to be a self-guided tour of the fungi A. Mushroom Identification- charts along the wall. B. Mycelium and hyphae – Observe the culture plates and look through the microscope to view the hyphae directly C. Introduction to the various groups of fungi – These specimens show the wide diversity of the fruiting bodies of the fungi. Remember what you are seeing are just how the fungus reproduces; the main part of the fungus is the mycelium. The various groups of fungi that we are demonstrating today include: a. wood decay fungi b. jelly fungi c. puffball like fungi d. lichens and a hat made with yarn colored by lichen extracts e. examine the cultures and slides of the various molds
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Unformatted text preview: D. Mushroom collecting books – A variety of books that are useful for identification are available for your perusal. Also, a number of books concern topics we have covered in class such as fungi and medicine or religion. E. Fungal food products – There are several food products available for you to examine a. Examine Marmite, Tempeh, yeast and the cheeses b. Look through the microscope to view the fungal growth within the cheese and on the surface of the cheeses. There are examples of Roquefort (sheep), Camembert (cow) and Chèvre (goat). You can sample them if you like. c. Examine the variety of dried mushroom products available, including both edible mushrooms and medicinal mushrooms....
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This note was uploaded on 10/10/2011 for the course NUT 116A 116 taught by Professor Henry during the Spring '11 term at UC Davis.

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