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#001: Armillaria ostoyae, the Humongous Fungus

#002: Agaricus bisporus

#003: Yeast vs. Hyphae

#004: Fungal Hyphae Are Not Made Up of Traditional Cells

#005: Xylaria polymorpha, Dead Man’s Fingers

#006: Zombie Ants

#007: Omphalotus illudens, The Jack-O-Lantern Mushroom

#008: “A Glow in the Dark”

#009: Overview of the Fungal Life Cycle

#010: Fungal Fossils

#011: Characteristics of Kingdom Fungi

#012: Characteristics of Phylum Ascomycota

#013: Characteristics of Division Basidiomycota

#014: Characteristics of Phylum Chytridiomycota

#015: Characteristics of Division Glomeromycota

#016: Characteristics of the Defunct Phylum Zygomycota

#017: Characteristics of Phylum Microspora

#018: Characteristics of the Phyla Blastocladiomycota and Neocallimastigomycota

#019: Apiosporina morbosa, Black Knot of Cherry

#020: Aleurodiscus oakesii, Smooth Patch Disease of Oak

#021: Pleurotus ostreatus, The Oyster Mushroom

#022: Nematode-Trapping Fungi

#023: Tremella fuciformis, the Snow Fungus

#024: Fungi in the Production of Chocolate

#025: Production of Soy Sauce

#026: Pseudogymnoascus destructans

#027: Gilled Mushrooms (Agarics)

#028: Mushroom Morphology: Boletes

#029: Mushroom Morphology: Chanterelles and Trumpets

#030: Mushroom Morphology: Polypores

#031: Mushroom Morphology: Toothed Fungi

#032: Mushroom Morphology: Cup Fungi

#033: Mushroom Morphology: Morels

#034: Mushroom Morphology: False Morels

#035: Mushroom Morphology: Elfin Saddles

#036: Mushroom Morphology: Earth Tongues

#037: Mushroom Morphology: Earth Tongue Look-Alikes

#038: Mushroom Morphology: Corals and Clubs

#039: Mushroom Morphology: Crust Fungi

#040: Mushroom Morphology: Stinkhorns

#041: Mushroom Morphology: Puffballs

#042: Mushroom Morphology: Earthballs

#043: Mushroom Morphology: Bird’s Nest Fungi

#044: Mushroom Morphology: Earthstars

#045: Mushroom Morphology: Sequestrate Fungi

#046: Mushroom Morphology: False Truffles

#047: Mushroom Morphology: Truffles

#048: Mushroom Morphology: Jelly Fungi

#049: Coffee Rust

#050: The Destroying Angels, Amanita virosa Species Group

#051: The Death Cap, Amanita phalloides

#052: The Indigo Milk Mushroom, Lactarius indigo

#053: Slime Molds

#054: Oomycota (Water Molds and Downy Mildews)

#055: The Old Man of the Woods, Strobilomyces floccopus

#056: Artomyces pyxidatus, The Crown-Tipped Coral Fungus

#057: Hygrocybe conica, The Witch’s Hat

#058: Cordyceps militaris: the Scarlet Caterpillar Club

#059 Tremella mesenterica, Witch’s Butter

#060: Urnula craterium, The Devil’s Urn

#061: Ergot of Rye, Claviceps purpurea

#062: Overview of Lichens, Part 1: Biology and Morphology

#063: Overview of Lichens, Part 2: Ecology and Impact

#064: Endangered Fungal Species

#065: Trametes versicolor, The Turkey Tail

#066: Ophiocordyceps sinensis

#067: Holy Flying Fungus, Batman!

#068: Frosty Pod Rot Disease of Cacao Trees

#069: Amanita muscaria, Part 1: The Type Mushroom

#070: Ganoderma applanatum, The Artist’s Conk

#071: Flammulina velutipes, The Velvet Foot

#072: Leucocooprinus birnbaumii, The Yellow Houseplant Mushroom

#073: Overview of Mycorrhizae

#074: Arbuscular Mycorrhizae

#075: Ectomycorrhizae

#076: Orchid Mycorrhizae

#077: Ericaceous Mycorrhizae

#078: Evolution of Mycorrhizae

#079: Tips on Mushroom Collection

#080: Flavoparmelia caperata, The Common Greenshield Lichen

#081: Phellinus robiniae, the Cracked Cap Polypore

#082: Biscogniauxia atropunctata

#083: Hypomyces lactifluorum: The Lobster Mushroom

#084: Mushroom Paper

#085: Schizophyllum commune, the Mushroom With Over 28,000 Sexes

#086: Morchella esculentoides, a Yellow Morel

#087: Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae, Cedar-Apple Rust

#088: Types of Wood Rot

#089: Polyporus squamosus, the Dryad’s Saddle

#090: Mushroom Edibility

#091: Amatoxins

#092: Gyromitrin and Monomethylhydrazine (MMH)

#093: Orellanine

#094: Muscarine

#095: Coprine

#096: The Great Famine of Ireland and Phytophthora infestans

#097: Ibotenic Acid and Muscimol

#098: Psilocybin and Psilocin

#099: Gastrointestinal Irritants

#100: Uncommon Mushroom Toxins

#101: Golden Chanterelles

#102: The Chicken of the Woods or Sulfur Shelf Fungus

#103: Grifola frondosa, The Hen of the Woods

#104: Hydnum repandum, the Hedgehog Mushroom

#105: Pseudohydnum gelatinosum, The Toothed Jelly Fungus

#106: Calostoma cinnabarinum, the Stalked Puffball-In-Aspic

#107: The Banana and Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense

#108: Heimioporus betula, the Shaggy-Stalked Bolete

#109: Rubroboletus satanas, Satan’s Bolete or Devil’s Mushroom

#110: Alectoria sarmentosa, Witch’s Hair

#111: Stemonitis spp., Chocolate Tube Slime Molds or Tree Hair

#112: Monotropa uniflora, Ghost Plant, Indian Pipe, or Corpse Plant

#113: Moniliophthora perniciosa, Witches’ Broom Disease of Cacao Trees

#114: Hericium erinaceus, the Lion’s Mane, Bearded Tooth, or Pom Pom Blanc Mushroom

#115: Neotyphodium coenophialum, Tall Fescue Endophyte

#116: Scorias spongiosa

#117: Craterellus cornucopioides species group, the Horn of Plenty

#118: Poronidulus conchifer, the Little Nest Polypore

#119: Pisolithus arrhizus, the Dyeball

#120: Geastrum saccatum

#121: Amanita muscaria, Part 2: Connecting to the Divine

#122: Sphaerobolus stellatus, the Artillery Fungus

#123: The Candy Caps

#124: Galerina marginata, the Deadly Galerina

#125: Hypholoma sublateritium, the Brick Cap

#126: Xylobolus frustulatus, the Ceramic Fungus

#127: Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola, causal agent of Snake Fungal Disease

#128: Anastamosis

#129: Phellinus igniarius and its use as a Tobacco Additive

#130: Order Pucciniales, the Rust Fungi

#131: Class Ustilaginomycetes, Smut Fungi

#132: Microbotryum spp., the Anther Smuts

#133: Russula virescens species group

#134: Auricularia auricula-judae, the Jelly Ear Mushroom

#135: Hymenoscyphus fraxineus, Ash Dieback Disease

#136: Inonotus obliquus, Chaga Mushroom

#137: Sarcoscypha dudleyi, S. austriaca, and S. coccinea, the Scarlet Cups

#138: Gyromitra esculenta, a False Morel

#139: Disciotis venosa, the Bleach Cup

#140: Morchella angusticeps, the Black Morel of Eastern North America

#141: Pilobolus spp., the Hat Throwers

#142: Pluteus cervinus, the Deer Mushroom

#143: Boletinellus merulioides, the Ash Tree Bolete

#144: Stereum ostrea, the False Turkey Tail

#145: Byssomerulius incarnatus, the Coral-Pink Merulius

#146: Gliophorus psittacinus, the Parrot Mushroom

#147: Cyathus striatus

#148: Cladonia cristatella, British Soldier Lichen

#149: Haploporus odorus, the Diamond Willow Fungus or Aniseed Polypore

#150: Asterophora lycoperdoides

#151: Cantharellus cinnabarinus, the Cinnabar-Red Chanterelle

#152: Amanita rubescens, The Blusher

#153: Geastrum fornicatum

#154: Panellus stipticus

#155: Microglossum viride, the Green Earth Tongue

#156: Calvatia gigantea, the Giant Puffball

#157: Chytridiomycosis

#158: Hypomyces chrysospermus, the Bolete Eater

#159: Dyeing with Mushrooms

#160: Suillus luteus, the Slippery Jack

#161: Opportunistic Fungal Infections

#162: Candida albicans

#163: Valley Fever, Coccidioidomycosis

#164: Histoplasmosis

#165: Fistulina hepatica, the Beefsteak Fungus

#166: Chlorociboria spp., Green Stain Fungi

#167: Clitocybe odora

#168: Lenzites betulina

#169: Sirex Woodwasp

#170: Hapalopilus nidulans

#171: Reindeer Lichen

#172: The Genus Amanita

#173: Lepiotoid Mushrooms

#174: The Genus Agaricus

#175: The Genus Russula

#176: The Genus Lactarius

#177: Coprinoid Mushrooms

#178: The Family Gomphidiaceae

#179: The Genus Crepidotus

#180: Pleurotoid Mushrooms

#181: Chlorophyllum molybdites

#182: Waxy Caps

#183: The Family Entolomataceae

#184: The Family Pluteaceae

#185: Stropharioid Mushrooms

#186: The Genus Cortinarius

#187: Phylloporus rhodoxanthus, the Gilled Bolete

#188: Leotia lubrica, Jelly Babies

#189: Fomes fomentarius, The Tinder Polypore

#190: Common Mulch Stinkhorns

#191: Laetiporus persicinus

#192: Coprinellus micaceus, The Mica Cap

#193: Stropharia rugosoannulata, The Wine Cap

#194: Spathulariopsis velutipes

#195: Warfarin, from Cow Disease to Medicine

#196: Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca, The False Chanterelle

#197: Tolypocladium ophioglossoides, The Golden Thread Cordyceps

#198: Armillaria tabescens

#199: Entoloma abortivum, The Aborting Entoloma

#200: Gyroporus castaneus, The Chestnut Bolete

#201: Phaeolus schweinitzii, The Dyer’s Polypore

#202: Aflatoxins

#203: Deoxynivalenol

#204: Fumonisins

#205: Zearalenone