09 de octubre de 2021

Flowerpot parasol mushrooms

Flowerpot parasol mushrooms, Leucocoprinus birnbaumii, are also commonly known as yellow houseplant mushroom, yellow parasol, flower-pot parasol, or plant-pot dapperling due to their appearance in flowerpots and greenhouses. This fungus is thought to have originated in the tropics and is easily characterized by its vibrant sulfur yellow color. Leucocoprinus birnbaumii contains hyaline basidiospores and can grow in clusters or alone in warm conditions. Flowerpot parasol is a saprophytic mushroom that breaks down dead organic matter in the soil. The study of leucocoprinus birnbaumii led to the isolation of toxic yellow alkaloid compounds called birnbaumins.

Bartsch, A., Bross, M., Spiteller, P., Spiteller, M., & Steglich, W.. (2005). Birnbaumin A and B: Two Unusual 1-Hydroxyindole Pigments from the “Flower Pot Parasol”Leucocoprinus birnbaumii. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 44(19), 2957–2959. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.200500082

Adikaram, N. K. B., Yakandawala, D. M. D., & Jayasinghe, L.. (2020). Leucocoprinus birnbaumii (Agaricales: Basidiomycota), attractive yellow houseplant mushroom, revisited after 100 years. Ceylon Journal of Science, 49(2), 209. https://doi.org/10.4038/cjs.v49i2.7742

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15 de septiembre de 2021

Montreal Bioblitz

Rhingia Nasica, of the species nasica is known as the American snout fly. It is a eukaryotic species and an insect, part of the winged insects' subcategory, and can be found under "flower flies and syrphid flies" as it is part of the syrphidae family, class of Insecta, and phylum Arthropoda.
There are no common adaptations observable in all the species in my group due to the nature of each species. Since my group chose colorful living organisms, flowers and insects were observed. However, they correspond to two different kingdoms which are Plantae and Animalia respectively, and have no common adaptations.
Rhingia Nasica is a snout fly with a long snout that extends out of its face. This type of fly has evolved with a long snout and two long wings compared to four wings generally found in flies.

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