Myxomycete taxa identified and their occurrence at the three study sites in Rutherford County, Tennessee, in 1989-90.
ABSTRACT--A survey of myxomycetes was conducted at three sites within Rutherford County, Tennessee, during September and October of 1989 and from April through mid-July 1990.
records represent 24% of the 215 myxomycetes
known to occur in Ohio, 15% of the approximately 350 reported from North America, and 7% of the approximately 800 species recognized worldwide (Keller and Braun 1999).
This research project involved undergraduate, graduate students, volunteers, park interns and a multidisciplinary team of experts in the collection and identification of Myxomycetes
, macrofungi, lichens, mosses, liverworts, ferns, tardigrades, and molluscs from the tree canopy.
3]) Sample 1 Duplicate Sample algae - - Alternaria - - ascospores 75 225 basidiospores 633 633 Botrytis - - Cercospora - - Cladosporium 83 142 clear brown - - Curvularia - - Curvularia-Xike - - Dechslera/Bipolaris group - - Epicoccum - - Helicosporium / Helicomyces - - hyphal elements 8 - Monochaetia - - Nigrospora - - Oidium - - Penicillium/Aspergillus 150 83 group Peronospora - - smuts, Periconia, - - myxomycetes
Torula - - unknown - - Total 949 1083 Table 6.
The plasmodium of the Myxomycetes
is so sweet: the eyeless Prorhynchus has the dull color of the born-blind, and its proboscis stuffed with zoochlorellae solicits the oxygen of the Frontoniella antypyretica: he carries his pharynx in a rosette, a locomotive requirement, horned, stupid, and not at all calcareous .
The fossils are tiny swarm cells, a stage in the development of the fungus myxomycetes
, also known as slime moulds.
Lycid larvae are reported to be predacious by some authors (Miller 1988; Triplehorn & Johnson 2005) while other authors (Lawrence 1991; Marshall 2006; McCabe & Johnson 1979; Withycombe 1926) report that they feed on myxomycetes
, fungi, or fermenting plant juices.
Twenty-four Ascomycetes (5 orders, 7 families, and 12 genera) and 17 Myxomycetes
(5 orders, 7 families, and 14 genera) were found on the logs.
Students at CMSU will focus on the myxomycetes
(true slime molds) collected in situ from the canopy.