Prepared microscope slide: Basidiomycota: Psalliota vertical section lamellae basidiospores. Lamellae are the equivalent of gills where the basidiospores are borne.
Kingdom: Fungi / Division: Basidiomycota / Class: Agaricomycetes / Order: Agaricales / Family: Agaricaceae / Genus: Agaricus (Macrolepiota 1948)
Synonyms: Amanita Dill. ex Boehm. (1760); Fungus Tourn. ex Adans. (1763); Hypophyllum Paulet (1808); Myces Paulet (1808); Agaricus trib. Psalliota Fr. (1821); Pratella (Pers.) Gray (1821); Psalliota (Fr.) P.Kumm. (1871)
The main mage is of Psalliota vertical section lamellae basidiospores at 40x. A second and third image are at 100x and 400x.
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Click here for a view of Psalliota vertical section lamellae basidiospores at 40x in which the image is distorted by what aoppear to be cracks in the mounting medium. Other images have been framed to show the important aspects of the sample while avoiding the image of the damaged portions of the slide.
This slide was prepared by Harris Biological Supplies # B.2-430. It has been used in an unknown classroom setting. From the quality of the work, and the general appearance, it is estimated to have been prepared prior to 1960.
Forensics Lab Supply Number 3863391.
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