Electrical activity of fungi: Spikes detection and complexity analysis [post]

Mohammad Mahdi Dehshibi, Andrew Adamatzky
2020 unpublished
Oyster fungi Pleurotus djamor generate actin potential like spikes of electrical potential. The trains of spikes might manifest propagation of growing mycelium in a substrate, transportation of nutrients and metabolites and communication processes in the mycelium network. The spiking activity of the mycelium networks is highly variable compared to neural activity and therefore can not be analysed by standard tools from neuroscience. We propose original techniques for detecting and classifying
more » ... g and classifying the spiking activity of fungi. Using these techniques, we analyse the information-theoretic complexity of the fungal electrical activity. The results can pave ways for future research on sensorial fusion and decision making of fungi.
doi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-64738/v1 fatcat:ljgr7monlfg3ddjngkcsiex6da