Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday not-Flora Fuligo

Fuligo septica, aka dog-vomit fungus, caca de luna, elf butter. About 8 cm.
It's not a fungus--it is no more closely related to fungi than it is to us. If you want to be precise, it is a Myxomycete, an "acellular slime mold." It turns out to have some real oddities in its genome, about which more later.

1 comment:

  1. Hello
    My name is Kiyoki Ouchi.
    I'm making a video work in the Japanese University of the Arts .
    Now i making a documentary about the slime mode and Veracruz.
    I'd like to use this photo on my work .
    Of course , I'll post Source and the URL of this page at the bottom of the image , but it will not be able to pay the money sorry.
    Can you permission ?
    Thank you