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Cyathus Olla Jesse Russell

Cyathus Olla

Jesse Russell

Published May 2nd 2012
ISBN : 9785510584240
Paperback
166 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Cyathus olla is a species of saprobic fungus in the genus Cyathus, family Nidulariaceae. The fruit bodies resemble tiny birds nests filled with eggs - spore-containing structures called peridioles. LikeMoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Cyathus olla is a species of saprobic fungus in the genus Cyathus, family Nidulariaceae. The fruit bodies resemble tiny birds nests filled with eggs - spore-containing structures called peridioles. Like other birds nest fungi, C. olla relies on the force of falling water to dislodge peridioles from fruiting bodies to eject and disperse their spores. The life cycle of this fungus allows it to reproduce both sexually, with meiosis, and asexually via spores. C. olla is a relatively common fungus, with a worldwide distribution. It is the subject of agricultural research to determine its potential as a means to accelerate the breakdown of crop residue, and reduce the population of plant pathogens. The specific epithet is derived from the Latin word olla, meaning pot.