How the Mushroom Got its Spots

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This booklet has been produced by the Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council (BBSRC) and the British Mycological Society. It is a guide to fungi and includes information on mushrooms, toadstools, moulds and other fungi.There are guidance notes as well as worksheets suitable for use when looking at living things in the classroom. Sections look at:

* Basic facts about fungi
* Observing fungi in the field
* Looking at fungi in the classroom
* Experimenting with fungi
* Growth of fungi
* Naming fungi

It was written by Sue Assinder (Bangor University) and school teacher Gordon Rutter and was published jointly with the British Mycological Society.

Hard copies of this resource, with colour illustrations, can be obtained from the British Mycological Society office for a charge to cover postage costs.

BBSRC is a part of Research Councils UK (RCUK).

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