Name: Phanerochaete chrysosporium
Phanerochaete chrysosporium is an environmentally friendly white rot fungus that participates in the degradation process of hardwoods. The white fruiting body is very flat, broadly effuse, moist, somewhat attached, with a jagged outline. The hyphal system is monomitic, simple septate, branched, with hyaline crystals and cylindrical cystidia that range from 3-9 µm in diameter. Phanerochaete chrysoporium has smooth basidiocarp usually less than 0.25 µm thick . Basidiospores are less than 8 µm long. Cystidia smooth or with occasional scattered granules. Cystidia mostly over 100 µm long. Phanerochaete chrysosporium displays both homothallic and heterothallic-bipolar sexuality.
This species also often forms a conidial state classified in the genus Chrysosporium.
Created: 2008-11-02 16:57:00 CST (-0500) by Garryn Skurulsky (Garryn)
Last modified: 2018-04-06 03:04:04 CDT (-0400) by Dmitriy Bochkov (convallaria)
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