Species List: The “Mutation” Collections (401)
When: 2013-03-26
Observations: 119


Hypothesis: In some mutations of gilled mushrooms a new generation of pluripotent stem cells emerge on the pileus surface. In some instances, this is a result of spores drafting to the pileus surface, followed by their germination and merging with already-present pileipellis cells. In some other instances, a phenotypic plasticity trigger is enducing differentiated pileus cells to backwards develop into undifferentiated cells, thus supporting the common mutation of a basidiocarp on basidiocarp. The literal kicking-up of substrate onto either the pileus or stipe further increases the likelihood of mutation.



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By: Excited delirium [EXD]▼ (Excited delirium [EXD]▼)
2018-10-14 09:38:31 CDT (-0400)

…should consider studying collections like these, and see what can be further grasped biologically – and ethically – to propel humans into true health. Better health now requires better medicines and treatments. Why not include mushrooms in new and creative lab experiments?

One aspect of this new study could include the potential of arachnids using their silk with mycelium, particularly on the order Agaricales in Mexico. A second study could be formed to see if a mycelium-like, self-healing “bandage” to dress a soldier’s bullet wound can be developed.