Chapter

Siren Songs

Nicholas P. Money

in Mr. Bloomfield's Orchard

Published in print September 2002 | ISBN: 9780195154573
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199790272 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154573.003.0007
 Siren Songs

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This chapter explores the mechanisms that enable fungi to communicate with one another during reproduction, and related signaling processes that allow hyphae to cooperate when they form fruiting bodies. Topics discussed include reproduction by oomycete water molds, water molds that are self-fertile hermaphrodites, zygomycete sex, and sexual behavior in mushroom-forming fungi.

Keywords: fungi; communication; water molds; reproduction; sex

Chapter.  7623 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Microbiology

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