13 de octubre de 2021

Amanita Mold

Hypomyces hyalinus, also known as the Amanita mold, is a parasitic fungus that invades the genus Amanita. Likewise, these species are used to destroy certain species, as they are strong parasites that completely disfigure the hosts by attacking the basidiocarp, resulting in the death of the host's fruiting bodies, stopping its reproduction. On the other hand, Hypomyces hyalinus has been cultured on oatmeal agar and potato dextrose agar. This method allows scientists to observe why this pathogen is such a deadly parasite at a biochemical and microscopic level. Finally, as the life cycle of Amanita Mold has both asexual and sexual reproduction, this species uses some of its teleomorphic structures in parasital activity.

Anotado en 13 de octubre de 2021 a las 09:38 PM por med_003 med_003 | 1 observación | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

18 de septiembre de 2021

The phylogeny and adaptions of florae

When looking at the phylogeny placement of the Eastern White Pine, we can identify that this species is most similar to the Chiapas White Pine. Additionally, one can notice that the Eastern White Pine is part of the Pinaceae lineage, as some of its ancestors are the Lodgepole Pine, Arolla Pine, and the Scots Pine. Likewise, when looking at all the observations, it is noticeable that the leaves observed are all relatively small. As these florae do not receive as much nutrition in the winter, they are prevented from growing giant trees. Compared to all other observations, the Burdocks are the only ones that have a fuzz-like outer shell. This unique adaption is most likely used to protect itself from other predators.

Anotado en 18 de septiembre de 2021 a las 12:37 AM por med_003 med_003 | 2 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

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