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J Microbiol Biotechnol. 2007 Oct;17(10):1721-6.

Morphological discretion of basidiospores of the puffball mushroom Calostoma by electron and atomic force microscopy.

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School of Biological Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.


Comparative morphology among species of the genus Calostoma, including C. cinnabarina, C. ravenelii, and C. japonicum, was investigated by scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy. Spore morphology of cinnabarina and C. ravenelii showed no dramatic differences by light microcopy and scanning electron microscopy. To differentiate these species, atomic force microscopy was employed. Quantitative analysis of the surface roughness basidiospores revealed subtle differences in height fluctuation at the nanometer scale between the species of Calostoma. Basidiospores of C. cinnabarina had a relatively rougher surface than those of C. ravenelii at 2.0 x 2.0 micro m2 scan areas.

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