Fungi: Their Nature, Influence and Uses

K. Paul, Trench, Trüber & Company, 1894 - 299 páginas

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Página 215 - No connection can be traced between the numbers of bacteria, spores &c , present in the air, and the occurrence of diarrhoea, dysentery, cholera, ague, or dengue ; nor between the presence or abundance of any special form or forms of cells, and the prevalence of any of these diseases.
Página 10 - Ascomycetes, a parasite which is accustomed to live upon, others' work ; its slaves are green algae, which it has sought out, or indeed caught hold of, and compelled into its service. It surrounds them, as a spider its prey, with a fibrous net of narrow meshes, which is gradually converted into an impenetrable covering ; but...
Página 215 - Spores and other vegetable cells are constantly present in atmospheric dust, and usually occur in considerable numbers : the majority of them are living and capable of growth and development ; the amount of them present in the air appears to be independent of conditions of velocity and direction of wind ; and their numbers are not diminished by moisture.
Página 16 - ... or any introduced bodies ; that there is no parasitism ; and that the lichen thallus, exclusive of gonidia, is wholly unknown amongst fungi. The Rev. JM Crombie has therefore our sympathies in the remark with which his summary of the gonidia controversy closes, in which he characterizes it as a " sensational romance of lichenology," of the " unnatural union between a captive algal damsel and a tyrant fungal master.

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