How random is wind disperal of fungal spores?

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Stephen Tetreault

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How random is wind disperal of fungal spores?
« on: 26/07/2008 15:10:28 »
Stephen Tetreault asked the Naked Scientists:

Hello, Stephen here from Providence, Rhode Island in the United States.

I am a college student majoring in computer science with an interest in
bioinformatics. In the coming fall term I am supposed to be doing research with a professor on the topic of random walks and the spatial distribution of organisms.

I was curious if you know of any sort of information relevant to the dispersal of spores from various fungi, because I do know the spores rely on wind for dispersal, but was curious just how random the dispersal may be.

Cheers!

What do you think?

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blakestyger

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How random is wind disperal of fungal spores?
« Reply #1 on: 26/07/2008 21:49:48 »
What's the betting that spore dispersal is another stochastic process  - nondeterministic and only analyzable statistically.

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How random is wind disperal of fungal spores?
« Reply #2 on: 27/07/2008 01:15:06 »
« Last Edit: 27/07/2008 01:21:53 by RD »

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blakestyger

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How random is wind disperal of fungal spores?
« Reply #3 on: 27/07/2008 09:01:06 »
But were they the result of spore dispersal? I'm not very familiar with these things but I believe that the rings result from the underground network of hyphae they have.