aerial mycelium


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aerial mycelium

[′e·rē·əl mī′sē·lē·əm]
(mycology)
A mass of hyphae that occurs above the surface of a substrate.
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Dense or loose rosette spreading aerial mycelium with no pattern (A), slender coenocytic hyphae (B), with rounded or angular hyphal swellings, often in chains (catenulate) and delimited by septa (C).
Streptomyces forms a genus of actinomyces, this organism has extensively branching secondary or aerial mycelium, and primary or substrate mycelium.
In order study the morphological characteristics with reference to aerial mycelium, substrate mycelium and sporulation, the isolated colonies were cultivated on glycerol asparagines agar by simple "Inclined cover slip culture technique" (Gibbs & shapton, 1968) as detailed below.