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View Resource Fuligo septica, the Dog Vomit Slime Mold

This informational website features the slime mold Fuligo septica, Tom Volk's Fungus of the Month for June 1999. It includes an audio pronunciation tool, educational information about slime molds, and their inspiration behind the science fiction movie "The Blob"- including an audio clip of the theme song. The site also lists e-mails from people concerned about a Fulgio septica, described as...

View Resource Laboratory Transmission of Xanthomonas Campestris Pv. Raphani by a Tardigrade (Parachela = Macrobiotidae)

This Florida Entomologist scholarly article, written by Thomas G. Benoit, Jennifer Locke, James R. Marks and Clark W. Beasley, (3-page PDF) investigates the ability of tardigrades, also known as water bears, to transmit phytopathogenic bacteria to suitable plant hosts where they could then cause disease. The study showed that when tardigrades were inoculated with Xanthomonas campestris pv....

View Resource Communism in Trees Goes Underground

This news article reports that some trees give their neighbors carbon that they have captured from the atmosphere. Scientists discovered that shade enhances a tree's ability to receive and that carbon appears to travel via a subterranean web formed by a common group of fungi. The article concludes with references and sources (with contact information).

View Resource Introduction to the "Slime Molds"

This educational page introduces the three main groups of slime molds: plasmodial slime molds, cellular slime molds, and Labyrinthulomycota. It offers a description of each and discusses their life cycle. Hosted by the Museum of Paleontology, links are provided to the home page, any taxon, any period, any topic, the glossary, and a help page.

View Resource Tom Volk's Fungus of the Month for October 2002

Biologist Tom Volk of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse offers photos and an audio pronunciation guide of various fungi. The website is filled with different multimedia activities involving Volk's work with fungi. Education mixed with entertainment is the focus of this engaging work.

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