Preconference Workshop 1
Anatomical Characterization of Ectomycorrhizae Room 200 Genetics and Plant Biology Building
8:30am (above Pat Brown's Grill)
Reinhard Agerer and Walter R. Müeller
$200 regular/ $100 student. Cost includes all supplies,
material and instruction, but not food or lodging for the period
August 1-August 3 (arrival by July 31 required)
The workshop will introduce useful techniques and terminology necessary
for anatomical studies of ectomycorrhizae. Structures shown and
discussed will likely include: plane views of mantles, adherent
mycelial structures, rhizomorphs, emanating hyphae and cystidia.
Cleaning of field material, dissection techniques, chemical tests
and color photography will also be taught or demonstrated. Fresh
material will be available from local sources, but USA participants
are encouraged to bring their soil cores as described in Methods
in Microbiology 23: 25-73.
Soil samples and live material, however, cannot be brought
in through US customs without special permits;
if you are arriving on an International flight you will either need
to make arrangements for such material well in advance or use the
local material provided. Participants will be able to take color
slides of their own material. All the material can be put in
fixatives and taken home as vouchers for further detailed studies,
but participants should bring appropriate containers for return
transport of slides and preserved material.
Participation is limited to 18 people.
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