Re: Mycorhizial fungi

Jeffrey Michael Stein (
Mon, 16 Jan 1995 18:50:02 -0500 (EST)

> This is curious.
> I just put some Drosophyllum seeds into culture. (0.5MS)
> The sterilization in one flask was inadequate and I now have a baby-food
> jar completely overun with what looks like pure white mycelium.
> The interesting thing is that the seedlings seem to be thriving! They
> are now 2cm tall with healthy red glands. Could this fungus be some
> beneficial symbiont?
> Maybe I should bottle it and sell it as a Drosophyllum soil innoculant :-).

Do you know any mycologists? They might be able to id your fungi and
then would be able to give you some information on the genus (maybe even
species) in question. Maybe lead to a conclusion about symbiosis. If
you don't know anyone, I do, as others probably do.