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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (8): 529–534.
Published: 17 November 2020
...Jana Fančovičová; Mário Szikhart; Pavol Prokop The human brain is limited by its capacity and incapable of memorizing all information. The memory system evolved to give preference to memory information related to maintaining and increasing individual fitness. We have chosen fungi, a heavily...
The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (5): 360–365.
Published: 01 May 2019
... allow students to (1) test this claim, (2) learn about fungi, and (3) reflect on their eating habits. In both exercises, we inoculated fast-food items with the fungus Rhizopus stolonifer . The first exercise was a controlled experiment with hamburgers, and the second was a screening trial in which all...
The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (4): 287–290.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Teachers. All rights reserved. Please direct all requests for permission to photocopy or reproduce article content through the University of California Press's Reprints and Permissions web page, www.ucpress.edu/journals.php?p=reprints . 2019 Diversity feedbacks fungi interactions plants soils...
The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (1): 27–31.
Published: 01 January 2019
.... Accordingly, many researchers, including ecologists and medical practitioners, study dispersion of parasites in detail. Fungi are commonly observed parasites on leaves of trees. I describe one way to randomly sample leaves to quantify dispersion of such parasites and test whether dispersion is related to a...
The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (5): 336–339.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Dana L. Richter A simple method is presented to show kids the size of a microbe – a fungus hypha – compared to a human hair. Common household items are used to make sterile medium on a stove or hotplate, which is dispensed in the cells of a weekly plastic pill box. Mold fungi can be easily and...
The American Biology Teacher (2010) 72 (8): 490–494.
Published: 01 October 2010
... colonization by microbial communities of leaves that fall into streams. Leaf decomposition reflects enzymatic activity by microorganisms such as aquatic fungi and bacteria and maceration by invertebrate shredders. The microorganisms help facilitate the cycling of nutrients and energy in the stream's ecosystem...