Growing on a sesame seed floated in re-hydrated soil from a wetland near Carp lake, MI.
I found this amazing blasticladimycota on indian river road sitka ak !!!
This is a common chytrid in wet, organic soils. Human hair that has been treated with chloroform to remove lipids is the best substrate. After a few days, the characterisitic corn-cobish zoosporangia can be seen along the hair. After a week or so, the hair will turn appear to turn gray.
Attempts to culture this chytrid have failed; although, other labs have been sucessful. (I will try again in the future, and if my attempts are sucessful, I will update.)
Blastocladiomycota is one of eight currently recognized phyla within the kingdom Fungi. Blastocladiomycota was originally the order Blastocladiales within the phylum Chytridiomycota until molecular and zoospore ultrastructural characters were used to demonstrate it was not monophyletic with Chytridiomycota. The order was first erected by Petersen for a single genus, Blastocladia, which was originally considered a member of the oomycetes. Accordingly, members of Blastocladiomycota are often referred to colloquially as “chytrids.” However,some feel “chytrid” chould refer only