I had three objectives in mind when I produced the tape. One objective was to use portions of the tape in classes to illustrate such phenomena as growth and cytoplasmic flow in living cells.
Another objective was to settle the argument over whether nuclei could actually migrate in the hyphae.
The last objective was to produce a tape for teaching others how to carry out microsurgery on Neurospora. The last objective turned out to be essentially unattainable for a number of reasons.
The magnifications given in the commentary are those on a monitor with a 15 inch screen.
The "ergosterol" crystals mentioned were subsequently shown to be protein, and are probably the same as the "Woronin Bodies" described and named.by Buller in other fungi (A.H.R. Buller. Researches on Fungi. Vol.5, Hafner, N.Y. 1958.)
The complete video was nearly 1 hr in length and was broken into separate segments by the KU Med Instructional Media team
for ease of presentation.
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