By S. Nilsson, A. Käärik, M. J. Keller, M. E. Kiffer, J. Perreau, M. O. Reisinger
The current atlas is addressed typically to people who, departing from varied spheres of curiosity, are learning the dispersal of fungus spores within the air, like aero biologists, plant pathologists, scientific mycologists, allergologists, or these attracted to spore morphology as a taxonomic instrument. The progressively expanding curiosity in pollution difficulties has additionally stimulat ed investigations within the microbiological fraction of air pollution. over the past a long time the examine of microbial existence within the surroundings has constructed to a distinct department of organic sciences - aerobiology of which the 1st reports are from the tip of the final century. in addition to pollen grains and spores of upper vegetation and micro organism, fungal diaspores give a contribution a relentless and sub stantial a part of the airborne microorganisms. tools for learning airborne spores are defined and significantly mentioned via e. g. Dimmick and Akers (1969), Ingold (1971) and Gregory (1973). the particular content material of fungus spores within the air is because of the complex procedures, all of that are influ enced by way of exterior elements in several methods. The impact of the several meteorological elements on spore formation, liberation, delivery and deposi tion is largely mentioned via Ingold and Gregory. There are enormous problems in deciding upon indifferent fungus spores visually. The taxonomy of the fungi is frequently in line with the ontogeny of the spores which can't be by means of exam of unmarried spores within the air. The conidial improvement in Deuteromycotina and constitution of conidiopho res are excellently defined and illustrated by means of Cole and Samson (1979).
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Eumycota . Ascomycotina . Sphaeriales . Melanosporaceae An ascospore, apiculate on both ends, dark olive-brown, with smooth wall. LM x 1000 • A lemon shaped ascospore showing a fairly smooth exosporium, with a few irregular flattened warts. ) Fr. Eumycota . Ascomycotina . Sphaeriales . '- • , \ A group of slightly fusiform hyaline ascospores with a median transverse septum. In lactophenol and cotton blue. LM x 600 A group of small cylindrical hyaline conidia. In lactophenol and cotton blue. LM x 600 I • I An ascospore, showing a rough, low warty structure of the exosporium.
LM x 2000 Teliospores ornamented with irregular verrucose tubercles and with enlarged pedicel at the base. SEM x 2700 41 18 Puccinia graminis Persoon Eumycota · Basidiomycotina . Teliomycetes . Uredinales . Pucciniaceae An aeciospore. LM x 2000 Uredospores in different foci. The uredospore on the left in high focus , the other in optical cross-section. LM x 2000 An aeciospore almost completely covered with numerous warts. SEM x4000 42 Detail of uredospore surface showing conical spines, each of them surrounded at the base by a torus.
After swelling in water the ridges more or less disappear. SEM x 1500 A sporangiospore in dry condition. Conspicuous longitudinal exosporial ridges and between them irregular small warts. SEM x 18,500 Section of a young ascospore showing a thick crust-like C> outer wall, a thin fibrous inner wall and a large vacuole. TEM x 10,000 Detail of a section of an ascospore wall, showing the thick C> electron-dense fibrous outer wall, an electron transparent thick fibrous inner wall consisting of several layers and an electron dense plasma membran delimiting the cytoplasm with its organelles.