Contamination brings success!

by Graham on October 13, 2010

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While working in The Amateur Mycology Lab this week, we noticed something very interesting: our contaminated petri dishes that we had attempted to clone a turkey tail mushroom (Tramates versicolor) had begun to crawl across the areas with bacterial contamination! Not only that, but it seems that the mycelium is favoring areas where the bacteria has set up shop. Fungi never cease to amaze me!

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Katie Steinruck October 15, 2010 at 7:49 am

I congratulate you on your awesome fungal success!

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graham November 4, 2010 at 11:56 pm

Thank you very much! It actually completley covered the dish eventually, completley encapsulating the bacteria. Amazing!

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