|Assorted Parasitic Fungi
||[Jan. 11th, 2008|09:31 pm]
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This is going to be a brief overview - I could happily waffle on about parasitic fungi, for weeks, but I suspect you'll prefer a relatively brief entry suitably tagged, as opposed to 50-odd entries clogging up your friends-list.
A very few interesting things about parasitic fungi, off the top of my head. Not that the fungi in question are off the top of my head, altho Dandruff, Cradle Cap, tinea, and ringworm are all fungal parasites of humans.
( Other fungal pathogens and parasites of vertebrates!Collapse )
( Of Invertebrates!Collapse )
( And of Plants!Collapse )
Two other cultural refs - the Romans had the god Robigus, personification of rust fungus. And Judge Dredd featured a parasitic fungus in the episode Fungus, that amongst other victims consumed the former mayor of the city. It was named in his honour, and his last words as the fungi were erupting from his skin were "Please don't eat me"