Original paper

Reproductive systems of the myxomycetes Comatricha laxa and Lamproderma arcyrionema

Clark, Jim; Haskins, Edward F.

Nova Hedwigia Band 75 Heft 1-2 (2002), p. 237 - 240

published: Aug 1, 2002

DOI: 10.1127/0029-5035/2002/0075-0237

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Abstract

Four cultures of the myxomycete Comatricha laxa were isolated from woody cactus detritus collected in Arizona. All four isolates were heterothallic and belonged to a single biological species. However, three of the isolates produced myxamoebal clones which were all of the same mating type, thus displaying a modified heterothallic system in which the diploid plasmodia segregate out only a single mating type in their spores. A single isolate of Lamproderma arcyrionema was also cultured, for the first time, and found to be nonheterothallic.

Keywords

biological speciesmating typeslime molds