Well-known mycologist Paul Stamets, the author of Mycelium Running, an almost manual for the mycological rescue of the Earth, educates his readers of the use and applications of fungi in a practice called mycoremeditation. He does this to inform people that mushrooms are beneficial to us humans and our world, and to inspire his readers to try to incorporate mushrooms into their lives. Possessing an easy-going and conversational style, Stamets establishes an optimistic tone to convey to his readers that the use of mushrooms have health-related and planetary rewards. To get his readers to support his movement, in his didactic book, Stamets employs a tremendous amount of facts to explain his ideas, which helps the reader understand mycoremediation effectively. He establishes credibility to gain the trust of his readers, and engages his audience into the subject matter at hand by stating words that inspire the reader to have compassion towards helping the planet survive.
In this lab, the organism that we have been working with is the bacterium, Serratia marcescens. S. marcescens is a member of the Enterobacteriaceae family, and tends to grow in damp environments. S. marcescens is an ideal bacterium to work with in the lab because it reproduces quicker than other bacterium. This bacterium produces a special pigment called prodigiosin, which is red in color. The prodigiosin pigment is intensified when S. marcescens is grown at higher densities. During our experiment, temperature, pH, salinity concentration and oxygen requirements were tested on S. marcescens to measure their optimal growth and prodigiosin production.
If I had lived during the Holocaust, the hardships would include lack of shelter, starvation, and survival. To start, people struggled to find a safe shelter. The book Milkweed is about a boy who has to change the locations of his shelter to be able to survive. I know that during this time period a lot of people who were jewish were taken to concentration camps were they were forced to work and were treated harshly. Because of this people had to change the location of their shelter to escape getting caught. Additionally, people also had to face the struggles of starvation. Since hitler and his nazis were killing off a lot of people, the people who owned food stores could no longer sell food. This meant that people couldn’t get the same amount
As mentioned, one of the most common edible mushrooms that people look forward to hunting is the morel. Not only are they one of the most hunted mushrooms here in Michigan, they are also one of the most easiest mushrooms to correctly identify. Before we discuss the description of the morel it is important to know when to go searching for this delicious mushroom. Here in Michigan, the best time to spot morels is early spring. They can be pretty unpredictable as to where they will pop up and you may not find them in the same spot the next year. I’ve seen them along trails, in fields, along paved roads or even in a pile of old wood mulch. You will find them alone or in a group with others on the ground. A
The toxin alpha-amanitin is responsible for the toxicity of the Death Cap Mushroom. This toxin inhibits RNA polymerase II, which is necessary for DNA transcription. RNA polymerase II is crucial to the replication of cells because it is needed for the synthesis of messenger RNA (mRNA). Genes are made up of DNA which is contained within the nucleus of the cell. DNA is necessary for cell replication. However, DNA is unable to leave the nucleus of the cell. During transcription, RNA polymerase II makes a copy of DNA called messenger RNA (mRNA) which is able to leave the cell nucleus. Alpha‐amanitin, the poison found in the Death Cap Mushroom, disrupts mRNA transcription because it slows down the transcription rate. With the inhibition
Tyrosinase is an enzyme found in Portabella mushrooms. Tyrosinase is the enzyme most responsible for the brown color of Portabella mushrooms, as it is found in larger amounts than other pigmentations. Tyrosinase is also found in Tyrosinase vesicles in the cell wall of Portabella mushrooms. Tyrosinase plays a huge role in Portabella mushrooms in that it is active in most chemical reactions including oxidation, phosphorylation and other important mechanisms within the cell. The journal article examines the biochemical characteristics of Tyrosinase in Portabella mushrooms by specifically extracting it from the gill tissue. In order to effectively examine Tyrosinase, purification of this enzyme was to be extracted which
The article that I have chosen is called “Furniture Of The Future May Be Grown From Mushrooms” by Sarah Benton Feitlinger. The article states that our future furniture may be made out of mushrooms. This all started when an Ecovative team in New York, was making an eco-friendly wrapping for a package, out of mushrooms in 2009. Now the company wants to make the wrapping material into furniture. They are thinking to make furniture out of mushrooms. I was reading the article and I think that this will negatively affect the environment and us humans because some people don't like the fact that mushrooms are in there furniture. Why I think this, is because some people might be allergic to mushrooms, mushrooms
Although their spores may be invisible when floating around, when they land on a wet surface and begin to grow, they're hard to miss. Spores, while ranging in size, shape, and color, always look dirty and unhealthy. Because they need moisture to survive,
Yeast can reproduce both asexually and sexually, which makes it very easy to grow in the laboratory, as it is very small in size. Mutant yeast can be easily isolated considering yeast consists of a single cell and can be grown as a haploid or diploid. Diploid cells are formed by the combination of MATa and MAT alpha cells. However, under conditions of carbon and nitrogen starvation, the diploid cell will undergo meiosis to produce four haploid microorganisms. Because haploids only have one set of genes, its allele can determine the corresponding phenotype. By mating the mutants, the genetics can be carried out through replica plating with the YPD plates (1). Saccharomyces cerevisiae is one of the most commonly studied strains of yeast, in
It is just the perfect day to gorge on the yummy mushrooms that are stuffed with almost anything. Be it the cheesy jalapeno stuffed mushrooms or the bacon stuffed one, you have all the reason to try making stuffed mushrooms at home or ordering some while you dine out.
3. Fighting off Disease: Stamets introduces a picture of a mushroom called agarikon. It lives only in old-growth forests, is thought to be extinct in Europe and is rare in the U.S. Pacific
Once upon a time in New Zuri, Teagarella was hosting a ball for her becoming a princess. This was happening because her mom and the King were soon to be married. She was most excited about Prince Zeke coming to the ball. Teagarella thought that Zeke was the cutest prince in all of New Zuri and she wanted to have a dance with him.
fungal pneumonia is a lung infection caused by a fungus. Death in cases of fungal pneumonia reached 90% in immunocompromised patients, though immunocompetent patients generally respond well to anti-fungal therapy.
Mushrooms are fungi that decompose and absorb the nutrients of nonliving organic material1. The best substrate for mushroom growth depends on the species. According to mycologist Tom Volk, Agaricus bisporus (the edible white button mushroom) grows well in wheat straw and horse manure, but other composted ingredients are also used2.
Yeast contains catalase enzymes that act as catalysts for the reaction of breaking down hydrogen peroxide to get oxygen and water (2 H2O2 2 H2O + O2), which helps make a solution that’s toxic to most living organisms not toxic (lab manual). Catalysts are substances that help fasten the chemical reaction without changing the results (lab manual). There are different independent variables, such as the temperature and PH level of the environment, and the enzyme concentration that can change the rate of the enzyme activity if it was still able to function (lab manual). In this study, we are looking at how different concentrations of yeast can affect the rate of oxygen gas production, which tells us the reaction rate. The rate of oxygen gas production