A Gas Phase in Viable Fungal Spores

WHEN the dark ascospore of Sordaria fimicola is examined dry, a round paler zone in the middle is invariably seen. If the spore is flooded with water, it is clear that this zone is a gas bubble which disappears in a few minutes. If the spore is again allowed to dry, very shortly after the last visible trace of external water has disappeared, a tiny intra… (More)