Happy to find your blog. I'll guess Arnium macrotheca.
Is it an Aspergillus of some sort?
Sorry, none of you have it so far. And are all equally off =P
The fact that all of the above guesses are equally off... ^_~
Fruiting bodies of Myxobacteria?
Yes! Wanna find which genus?
Heh, just by eliminating most of other possibilities... I would guess Chondromyces.These creatures are awesome! Looking forward for some info ;)
I should have recognized this one: I remember growing these guys way back during an undergrad microbial diversity class! They look like mold, but they're actually bacteria - convergent evolution strikes again!Quick look through Bergey's suggests Chondromyces crocatus, since the fruiting body has branched stalks.
Yup, Chondromyces is right - Paul and niun both got this one!Will blog about myxobacteria as soon as I get a chance -- got quite a backlog of past Mystery Micrographs to deal with. Wish I could just sit there and write about protists and bacteria for a living*. Oh wait, I get to do that this summer!!! *squeals like a five-year-old**interspersed with research and teaching, of course...
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