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MMSS: Introduction to Fungal Microscopy

February 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Jeffrey Mann
Introduction to Fungal Microscopy
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This workshop will focus on the basic identifying characteristics of fungal microscopic features.
These characteristics are used in fungal classification. A familiarity of these features are key to
the understanding of fungal taxonomy. This presentation is intended for an audience with little or
no experience with fungal microscopic features and will focus on the most broadly used
microscopic reference points and their variants. Specifically, we will discuss and see examples
of basidium and ascus morphology, spore classification and variants, as well as identifying
characteristics of cystidia and clamp connections. Most of the material will consist of personal
micro plates from Jeffrey Mann’s personal collection, which contain his own work and
unpublished images and paintings from Dr. Richard Homola.
Jeffrey Mann teaches Biology, Physics, and Science Research at Margaretville Central School
in Margaretville, NY. Jeffrey’s love and fascination with mycology began early in his college
career when he studied cellular mycology with Dr. Homola at the University of Maine from 1992-
1994. He then went on to study Advanced Mycology with Dr. David Largent at Humboldt State
University (1995). While cultivating a wide variety of interests, Jeffrey continued his study of
micromycology including projects in his graduate work at BARD college. Jeffrey incorporates his
interest in mycology in his current role at Margaretville Central School but offering workshops on
Micro Mycology and Intermediate Microscopy for his students. A dedicated amature mycologist,
Jeffrey seeks communicate the importance of fungi in biodiversity and the profound hidden
beauty of micro mycology.


February 6, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Marbletown Community Center
3564 Main St. (Route 209)
Stone Ridge, NY 12484 United States
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