Rhizomorph

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rhizomorph

[′rī·zə‚mȯrf]
(botany)
A rootlike structure, characteristic of many basidiomycetes, consisting of a mass of densely packed and intertwined hyphae.

Rhizomorph

 

a long, rope-like aggregation of intertwined fungal threads. Rhizomorphs promote the conduction of water and nutrient matter from the branched mycelium in the substrate to the fruiting bodies. They are characteristic of a number of Basidiomycetes, mainly of the Hymenomycetes group.

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