Glossary Term: Preparate Cut-Out

A section of the inside of a mushroom that can be obtained by removing a whole gill from a mushroom and trimming the left and right sides off. The cheilocystidia (if present) will be located on the true gill edge (bottom area of the section). The pleurocystidia (if present) can be viewed along the left and right sides and within the gill. The pilleipellis can be viewed at the top area of the section. In mushrooms which have rather small gills compared to their large pileus tissue, a single mushroom can be cut in half, then into quarters. As if one were carving letters into the mushroom, a section that will include the entire pileus area along with gill material can be made. See image below of a common Agaricus species.

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Created: 2019-06-28 11:32:23 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2019-06-28 11:32:23 PDT (-0700)