Pilobolus, a specialised coprophilous Fungus

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Title
Pilobolus, a specialised coprophilous Fungus
Alternative Title
Der koprophile Pilz Pilobolus
Author
Contributors
Jürgen Weiss (Kamera)
Kurt Fahrner (Kamera)
License
CC Attribution - NoDerivatives 3.0 Germany:
You are free to use, copy, distribute and transmit the work or content in unchanged form for any legal purpose as long as the work is attributed to the author in the manner specified by the author or licensor.
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IWF Signature
C 2026
Publisher
Release Date
1999
Language
English
Producer
Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (IWF)
Production Year
1997

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IWF Technical Data
Video ; F, 12 1/2 min

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Abstract
Pilobolus, the hat thrower, is a minute fungus belonging to the Mucorales, which grows on the dung of herbivores. It has adapted itself to their way of life and ingestive habits: in the daily rhythm of its phototropic sporangiophore development, violent sporangium discharge, the attachment mechanism of its sporangia to herbage, and spore germination. The video-tape carefully documents the asexual development of the fungus by time lapse cinematography and lays emphasis on the phototropism of the sporangiophores and discharge of the sporangia.
Keywords circadian rhythm conjugation herbivor mammals ocellus phototropism propagation of fungal spores sporangiophore sporangium spore discharge spore dispersal / fungi trophocyst Pilobolus Mucorales Zygomycota
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