Falbino white spores
Posted 06 May 2008 - 01:45 PM
The fruit-body primordium then becomes first positively phototropic but later negative gravitropism predominates. The switch between predominance of the two tropisms has been associated with the onset of sporulation in a number of different studies. The major adjustment of the direction of growth in response to a tropic stimulus is made by the mushroom stem. It is the apex of the stem which makes the most immediate gravitropic response.
This would explain how the mushrooms start off growing correctly and then appear to lose their way as they get more mature. There appears to be something wrong with the gravitropism mechanism related to spore production. A similar effect is seen in the PE.
Posted 06 May 2008 - 01:54 PM
Posted 06 May 2008 - 02:08 PM
Posted 06 May 2008 - 02:26 PM
Maybe, maybe not. It might depend on getting normal spore production with the white spores which may not be possible. Also the tropism problem might be linked to the spores being white in the first place. I suspect that white spores = messed up tropism and there may not be any way to fix it, at least with this particular mutation. But its pure speculation at this point and its fun to try.
sure is. :D fun to watch too!
looks as though YOU are way ahead of me now. no wonder you got me sidetracked with semperviva :lol:
Posted 06 May 2008 - 03:03 PM
with varying types and degrees.
What's interesting is, your albinos aren't sporeless, yet they show no geotropism response.
The only other geotropism testing that i know of was with sporeless mutants
not white spored albinos, it may be a genetic defect, as opposed to the physical formation of the spores, that causes lack of geotropism, this is opposed to what they theorized in the paper.
I cant think of any physical reason why albino spores would cause a lack of geotropic response.
It might not be the albinism itself, but a mutated gene carried by this particular albino strain.
Have all white spored albinos shown this lack of geotropism?
Maybe its caused by the very low spore count..that would seem to make more sense.
Posted 28 May 2008 - 04:09 PM
I can't believe he gets paid for this!