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Remarks (public):Floccose felty mat with pellicular layers, and poroid fruiting surface characterize T. mollis. 
Description type:Culture description 
Description:Trametes mollis (Sommerf.) Fr. (Pl. VI & Pl. XI, 51-52) Key Pattern: 121 1 8 2 2 2 1 1 3
GROWTH CHARACTERS.-Growth rapid, 3.4 cm in 1 week. Advancing zone hyaline, even, appressed. Mat yellow to orange yellow, `light olive grey' to `pale smoke grey', white to `drab grey' in the pellicular and poroid areas, appressed near the advancing zone, felty to farinaceous-felty to floccose-felty in the major portion, corrugated, poroid, fruiting surfaces are developed within 1-2 weeks which gradually increase in areas and cover the whole surface. Pellicular layers are also formed at the end of 3rd week. Reverse white to `vinaceous buff' to 'avellaneous' to `light cinnamon'. Odour none.
Tests for extracellular oxidase positive; on gallic and tannic acid agars diffusion zones strong to moderately strong; growth trace on former and 1.0 cm on latter; guaiacum reaction strong.
HYPHAL CHARACTERS.-Advancing zone (a) hyphae hyaline, thin to slightly thickwalled, branched, nodose-septate, 1.5 -3.0 µm diameter. Aerial mycelium: (a) as in advancing zone; (b) fibre hyphae thick-walled, aseptate, rarely branch, nearly hyaline to light brown, 3.0-3.8 µm diameter; Fruit body: (a) thin-walled, (b) slightly thick-walled and (c) fibre hyphae as in aerial mycelium: (d) basidia clavate with short but distinct sterigmata, 20-23.10 x 6.16-7.7 µm, (e) basidiospores not observed. Submerged mycelium: hyphae as in aerial mycelium.
CULTURE EXAMINED: FRI 339: Context culture, isolated from 6292 on the log of Salmalia malabarica (DC.) Scholt. & Endl. causing white spongy rot.
Reference: David, A. (1967).

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