Diurnal Periodicity of Luminescence in Three Basidiomycetes

  title={Diurnal Periodicity of Luminescence in Three Basidiomycetes},
  author={Martha D. Berliner},
  pages={740 - 740}
Evidence is presented showing that intensity of light emission in dikaryotic cultures of Panus stipticus, Armillaria mellea, and Mycena polygramma follows a diurnal pattern. The lowest values appear between 6 and 9 A.M. and the peak intensities occur between 6 and 9 P.M. This pattern is consistent regardless of whether the cultures are grown in total darkness, under constant illumination, or exposed to a normal day-night cycle. 

Localization of bioluminescent tissues during basidiocarp development in Panellus stypticus

Monokaryotic and dikaryotic mycelial cultures of Panellus stypticus are bioluminescent when grown on solid medium and Bioluminescence emission was observed to increase 10- to 50-fold during basidiocarp development.

Dynamics of bioluminescence by Armillaria gallica, A. mellea and A. tabescens.

The temporal dynamics of luminescence by all mycelia were complex with no evidence of the previously reported diurnal periodicity and differences among Armillaria spp.

Bioluminescence characteristics of a tropical terrestrial fungus (Basidiomycetes).

  • D. DeheynM. Latz
  • Biology, Medicine
    Luminescence : the journal of biological and chemical luminescence
  • 2007
The function of luminescent mycelium may be to increase the intensity of light from the fungus and more effectively attract nocturnal insects and other animals that serve as disseminating vectors for fungal spores.

Effects of culture conditions on mycelial growth and luminescence in Panellus stypticus

On solid substrata, growth and total light emission were strongly correlated under most conditions studied and luminescence increased exponentially with a doubling time of 4 hours while the increase in colony radial growth was linear.

Fungi bioluminescence revisited.

A review of the research conducted during the past 30 years on the distribution, taxonomy, phylogeny, ecology, physiology and bioluminescence mechanisms of luminescent fungi is presented. We

In vitro antagonism of bioluminescent fungi by Trichoderma harzianum

A marked reduction in bioluminescent was observed to precede the advance of spore production and the greatest reduction in luminescence was correlated with the presence of T. harzianum hyphae.

Phototropism, Bioluminescence, and the Diptera

Among Diptera, bioluminescence is found only in the Mycetophilidae, but the variety of light organs in fungus gnats suggests multiple evolutions of the trait.

The effect of culture conditions on the mycelial growth and luminescence of naturally bioluminescent fungi.

Temperature and pH had a significant effect on mycelial growth and bioluminescence, however light did not, and an understanding of the effect of culture conditions on mycorrhizal growth and luminescence is necessary for the future application of biolumscent fungi as biosensors.

Circadian Control Sheds Light on Fungal Bioluminescence

Luminescence of wood samples during long-term storage

The results obtained in this study suggest that luminescent wood found on Borneo Island contains mycelium of a fungus species, whose luminescence properties are essentially different from those of the fungi described in the scientific literature.