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dikaryotic strains and fruiting ability
    #2219417 - 01/05/04 12:54 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Can you check the fruiting ability of a dikaryotic strain without actually fruiiting it? Or am I confused and all dikaryotic strains have fruiting ability? Clamps form when a successful mating takes place and that results in a fruit producing strain?

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Re: dikaryotic strains and fruiting ability [Re: YidakiMan]
    #2219450 - 01/05/04 01:11 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

I just read the mushroom genetics chapter in the Mushroom Cultivator no more than 2 hours ago and you can't know if a strain has some fruiting capabilities without actually trying to fruit it.

For your second question, I'm not sure if I remember well but I think that it's not all dykaryotic strain that has fruiting capabilities.  Some matting can occur between two incompatible alleles.  I think there's something like 1 dikaryotic strains out of 3 that has fruiting capabilities. 

I may have to read the chapter again tho :smile:.

  One thing I know is when you do a multispore innoculation, you create so many dikaryiotic strains that 99% of times, the mass of mycellium will actually fruit.

hope it helps a little bit and I also hope someone else with some better knowledge than me will answer :smile:


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Re: dikaryotic strains and fruiting ability [Re: YidakiMan]
    #2220733 - 01/05/04 04:15 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

its a roll of the die if the strain is able to fruit. but only dikaryotic colonies can fruit, because they have a whole set of dna, where as monokaryotes have only 1 set. at least thats what i remember

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