Bolete Species

Leccinum spp.
Scale 5 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1
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Play: Only on trembling aspen or paper birch.

Fact: Boletes rely on the roots of specific trees species for food. There are aspen boletes and birch boletes in the boreal forest.

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Leccinum is a genus of fungi in the family Boletaceae. It was the name given first to a series of fungi within the genus Boletus, then erected as a new genus last century. Their main distinguishing feature is the small, rigid projections (scabers) that give a rough texture to their stalks. The genus name was […] read more

Reindeer Lichen

Cladina stellaris
Scale 7 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1
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Play: Only on jack pine, black spruce, or sphagnum moss.

Fact: Reindeer lichen grows only 3-5 mm per year and can take decades to grow back after disturbance.

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Cladonia stellaris is an ecologically important species of lichen that forms continuous mats over large areas of the ground in boreal and arctic regions around the circumpolar north. The species is a preferred food source of reindeer and caribou during the winter months,[1][2][3] and it has an important role in regulating nutrient cycling and soil […] read more

Penicillium

Penicillium chrysogenum
Scale 2 Diat: carbon-macromolecules , Hierachy 1
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Fact: The antibiotic, Penicillin G, is derived from this species of fungus.

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Penicillium chrysogenum is a species of fungus in the family Trichocomaceae. It is common in temperateand subtropical regions and can be found on salted food products,[1] but it is mostly found in indoor environments, especially in damp or water-damaged buildings.[2] It was previously known as Penicillium notatum.[3] It has rarely been reported as a cause […] read more

Yeast

S. cerevisiae / S. pombe
Scale 2 Diat: carbon-macromolecules , Hierachy 1
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Play: All TERRAINS except OCEAN are o.k.

The budding (S. cerevisiae) & fission (S.pombe) yeasts are premier model organisms to study the function of genes & pathways required for eukaryotic cell bilogy. APOYG!

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Yeasts are eukaryotic, single-celled microorganisms classified as members of the funguskingdom. The yeast lineage originated hundreds of million years ago, and 1,500 species are currently identified.[1][2][3] They are estimated to constitute 1% of all described fungal species.[4]Yeasts are unicellular organisms who evolved from multicellular ancestors,[5] with some species having the ability to develop multicellular characteristics […] read more

Mycorrhizal Fungi

Oidiodendron sp.
Scale 3 Diat: carbon-macromolecules , Hierachy 1
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Play: Oidiodendron must be played adjacent to a PLANT SPECIES

Fact: Oidiodendron forms a mutualistic relationship with the roots of most plant species

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A mycorrhiza (Gk. μυκός, mykós, “fungus” and ριζα, riza, “roots”,[1] pl mycorrhizae, mycorrhizas) is a symbiotic (generally mutualistic, but occasionally weakly pathogenic) association between a fungus and the roots of a vascular plant.[2] In a mycorrhizal association, the fungus colonizes the host plant’s roots, either intracellularly as in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), or extracellularly as […] read more

Fly Agaric

Amanita muscaria
Scale 5 Diat: carbon-macromolecules , Hierachy 1

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Amanita muscaria is a PARASITE of Pinopsida, Coniferophyta, Magnoliopsida cards.
Amanita muscaria is poisonous. “A fatal dose has been calculated at approximately 15 caps.”

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Amanita muscaria, commonly known as the fly agaric (pronounced /ˈæɡərɪk/) or fly Amanita (pronounced /ˌæməˈnaɪtə/), is a poisonous and psychoactive basidiomycete fungus, one of many in the genus Amanita. Native throughout the temperate and boreal regions of the Northern Hemisphere, Amanita muscaria has been unintentionally introduced to many countries in the Southern Hemisphere, generally as […] read more