Metrics details Abstract A total of microfungi, including 35 Myxomycetes, were recorded from the fecal samples of the 60 horses; of these were found on 20 saddle-horse feces, on 20 race-horses and on 20 working-horses. Eighty two species representing 53 genera were recorded; of these 7 were Zygomycetes, 18 Ascomycetes, 1 Basidiomycetes and 25 Fungi Imperfecti: 2 Myxomycetes. Common coprophilous fungi are in decreasing orderPilobolus kleinii, Saccobolus depauperatus, Mucor hiemalis, Lasiobolus ciliatus, Podospora curvula, Petriella guttulata, M. Species ofMyrothecium verrucaria, Actinomucor elegans, Kernia nitida, Spiculostilbella dendritica andMucorparvispora were found exclusively in working-horses feces. Badhamia sp. Chlamidomyces palmarum andPhilocopra sp.
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Coprophilous fungi Coprophilous fungi are a type of saprobic fungi that grow on animal dung. The hardy spores of coprophilous species are unwittingly consumed by herbivores from vegetation, are excreted along with the plant matter; the fungi flourish in the feces , before releasing their spores to the surrounding area.
The fruiting bodies of the fungi grow from the animal feces, it is essential that the spores of the species reach new plant material. As such, some species have developed means of discharging spores a large distance. An example of this is the genus Pilobolus. Fruiting bodies of Pilobolus will rupture, sending the contents over 2 metres away. This thick wall is broken down during digestion, readying the spore for germination. The spores are so hardy that samples of dried dung can be rehydrated, allowing the fungus to fruit weeks later; the distribution of coprophilous fungi is linked to the distribution of the herbivores on which they rely, such as rabbits, cattle and sheep.
Some species rely on a specific species for dung. Further, some species can be found in large numbers in areas where manure has been used as a soil fertilizer , such as in gardens; some coprophilous fungi are known to grow from the dung of omnivores or carnivores. Although not all coprophilous fungi produce mushrooms, there are many that do in the genera Coprinopsis and Deconica. Known species include: Bolbitius vitellinus Conocybe moseri Conocybe pubescens Conocybe rickenii Coprinellus niveus Coprinopsis acuminata Coprinopsis cinerea Coprinopsis narcotica Coprinopsis patouillardii Coprinopsis radiata Crucibulum laeve Cyathus stercoreus Deconica coprophila Deconica merdaria Panaeolus papilionaceus Panaeolus semiovatus Protostropharia Psilocybe cubensis Pegler, David N..
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Coprophilous fungi of the horse
Various adaptations are commonly found: Mechanisms of violent spore discharge. These are often phototropically orientated and effective over relatively large distances. They ensure that the spores are carried away from the dung Ingold, Adhesive projectiles.
Related Research Articles Pilobolus is a genus of fungi that commonly grows on herbivore dung. A basidiospore is a reproductive spore produced by Basidiomycete fungi, a grouping that includes mushrooms, shelf fungi, rusts, and smuts. Basidiospores typically each contain one haploid nucleus that is the product of meiosis, and they are produced by specialized fungal cells called basidia. Typically, four basidiospores develop on appendages from each basidium, out of these 2 are of one strain and other 2 of its opposite strain. In gills under a cap of one common species, there exist millions of basidia. Some gilled mushrooms in the order Agaricales have the ability to release billions of spores.