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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Re: AW: BRYONET: [spores or gemmae?]


I agree that some of these photographs look like spores of fungi, but some
appear to have green in them, especially the ones that have germinated, so I
also agree with Michael Lueth that some of them are gemmae, and Orthotrichum is
a good candidate. One was a series of single cells and looked like a fungal
spore, whereas another was more than one cell wide and looked like a gemma. If
you can get the various types to germinate, you will know if you get a protonema
or fungal thread.

Dr. Janice Glime, Professor Emerita
President of IAB; Manager of Bryonet
(Michigan Technological University)
219 Hubbell St.
Houghton, MI 49931 USA
phone: 906-482-1610
fax: 906-487-3167

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