Pictorial supplement to The Fifth Kingdom - Chapter 5a
Subphylum Basidiomycotina - Introduction(11 pictures, 1 animation)
Holobasidiomycetes - TEM section through a dolipore septum
Holobasidiomycetes - TEM section through a clamp connection
Holobasidiomycetes - clamped hyphae (phase contrast illumination)
Holobasidiomycetes - animation showing karyology (nuclear behaviour) during spore formation by a basidium
Cartoon of the ascomycete-basidiomycete comparison
Holobasidiomycetes - basidia of Coprinus. Note that the nuclei have not yet migrated into the basidiospores.
Holobasidiomycetes - SEM of asymmetrically borne basidiospores (this indicates that they are ballistospores)
Holobasidiomycetes - TEM of section through a sterigma bearing a ballistosporic basidiospore.
Holobasidiomycetes - drop coalescence with water film on spore as the trigger and energy source for basidiospore discharge, from Webster et al. (1988)
Trans. Brit. Mycol. Soc. 91: 193-203.
Holobasidiomycetes - a young basidium of Russula. Note that the spores are borne asymmetrically.
Holobasidiomycetes - basidium of a sequestrate basidiomycete, Gastrocybe, in which the basidiospores are symmetrically mounted, and are not forcibly discharged.
Holobasidiomycetes - typical fan-like mycelium spreading across rotting wood.
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