Assembling the Fungal Tree of Life

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Septum / Pore Cap - Illustrated

Location code / cell type
  • 1N, haploid mycelium
  • NN, dikaryotic mycelium
  • 2N, diploid mycelium
  • XN, mycelium of unknown nuclear status
  • MN, multinucleate
  • AC, ascocarp -- nonascogenous hyphae or ascospore
  • AS, asexual spore
  • BC, basidiocarp
  • RS, junction of rhizoid and sporangium
  • SC, sporocarp
  • SF, sporangiophore
  • ZF, zygophore
  • BC, basidiocarp
  • AH, ascogenous hypha/ascus
  • AH, ascogenous hypha/ascus
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1. Uniperforate septa
2. Uniperforate septal pore margin
3. Protruding non-membrane-bound bodies associated with septal pore(s)
4. Membrane-bound bodies associated with septal pore(s)
5. Membranous structures associated with septal pore(s)
6. Non-membrane-bound, electron-dense bodies associated with septal pore(s)
7. Septal pore occlusion
8. Organelle trafficking
9. Woronin body type
10. Septal pore cap basic structure
11. Detailed structure of elaborated septal pore cap
12. Detailed structure of simple septal pore cap
13. Saccules of elaborated pore cap lined with external electron-dense layer
14. Substructure of pore cap
15. Zone of organelle exclusion at pore
16. Pore cap enclosed by endoplasmic reticulum
17. Multiperforate septum
18. Desmotubules in plasmodesmata
19. Zone of exclusion outside septal pore cap in basidiomycete sporocarp
20. Septal pore cap enclosed by endoplasmic reticulum in basidiomycete sporocarp
21. Zone of exclusion in simple septum bordered by microbodies
22. Primary septum within basidium
23. Septal pore cap at primary septum within basidium
24. Immature septal pore
25. Immature septal pore associated structures
26. Immature septal pore occlusion
27. Immature pore occlusion detailed structure
0, pore occlusion absent

1, torus with radiating tubular cisternae

2, torus lacking tubular cisternae

3, electron-light lamellate torus and granular matrix

4, hemispherical usually with narrow, electron-opaque inner and broad, electron-light outer bands

5, hemispherical with radiating tubular elements

6, cone to dumbell-shaped with V-shaped striations and usually an electron-light torus

7, double, electron-light-banded torus in granular matrix becoming hemispherical with dense inner zone and less opaque outer zone

8, electron opaque, convex or biconvex bands

9, electron-opaque, hemispherical with short radiating tubular elements

28. Mature septal pore
29. Mature septal pore associated structures
30. Mature septal pore occlusion
31. Mature pore occlusion detailed structure

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