Fungus - Basic Principle

Fungus - Experiment set-up Coverslip over agar block Agar block - to be inoculated with fungal spores Clean microscope glass slides to hold the agar block Wet Whatman's paper to provide moisture Sterile petri dish that forms culture chamber Sterile petri dish that forms culture chamber Wet Whatman's paper to provide moisture Clean microscope glass slides to hold the agar block Agar block - to be inoculated with fungal spores Coverslip over agar block

Fungus - culture observations Septate mycelium - hyphae with cell wall partitions Spores for asexual reproduction Vegetative mycelium that grows in the medium to absorb nutrients Aerial/reproductive mycelium that bear spores