Wednesday 7 August 2013

Amazing new fungus video

An interesting new video of fungal cells has been made.

The video shows millions of nuclei flowing through the tube-like filaments, or hyphae, of a single fungus cell (of the species Neurospora crassa). 

To see the video, click here.

The video was produced as part of a study by UCLA mathematician Marcus Roper's research group that was the first to measure and explain this dynamic movement of nuclei in the cells of a fungus.
More details about the fungus are provided in the following paper:

M. Roper, A. Simonin, P. C. Hickey, A. Leeder, N. L. Glass. Nuclear dynamics in a fungal chimera. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2013; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1220842110

Posted by Tim Sandle

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