Dr. Robert-Jan Bleichrodt

Hugo R. Kruytgebouw
Padualaan 8
Kamer O407
3584 CH Utrecht

Dr. Robert-Jan Bleichrodt

Universitair docent
Molecular Microbiology
030 253 2592

I study network formation in the white button mushroom Agaricus bisporus and long distance nutrient transport within this network and to the mushrooms. To this end, I develop(ed) various imaging and quantitative techniques. This ties in with my background in cellular heterogeneity and intercellular streaming in Aspergillus.

Radioactively labelled nutrient transport to mushroom.

The fungal network architecture is composed of fine single hyphae and large hyphal aggregates (cords) that facilitate bulk transport to zones of growth.

A flush of mushrooms.