SUMMARY: Fertile cultures of have been shown to make incipient fruiting bodies (protoperithecia) only after contact with the edge of the containing vessel. Experiments with different sizes of Petri dish and different amounts of media confirmed that contact with the edge was the stimulus for fruiting. Mutants with an altered response to the edge were studied. A correlation between the glucose 6-phosphate concentration in the mycelium and the production and distribution of protoperithecia was demonstrated, but there was no evidence that this was causal.


Article metrics loading...

Loading full text...

Full text loading...



  1. Buston H. W., Rickard B. 1956; The effect of a physical barrier on sporulation of Chaetomium globosum. Journal of General Microbiology 15:194–197
    [Google Scholar]
  2. Hawker L. E. 1948; Stimulation of the formation of perithecia of Melanospora destruens by small quantities of certain phosphoric esters of glucose and fructose. Annals of Botany, N.S. 12:77–79
    [Google Scholar]
  3. Hawker L. E. 1966; Environmental influences on reproduction. In The Fungi: An Advanced Treatise 11 pp. 435–469 Ainsworth G. C., Sussman A. S. Edited by London: Academic.;
    [Google Scholar]
  4. Inoue Y., Furuya M. 1970; Perithecial formation in Gelasinospora reticulospora. 1. Effects of light at two different growth states. Development, Growth and Differentiation 12:141–150
    [Google Scholar]
  5. Robinson W. 1926; The conditions of growth and development of Pyronema confluens Tul.P. omphaloides (Bull) Fuckel. Annals of Botany 40:245–272
    [Google Scholar]

Data & Media loading...

Most cited this month Most Cited RSS feed

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error