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hypha

[′hī·fə]
(mycology)
One of the filaments composing the mycelium of a fungus.
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A hypha is formed when a Fusarium spore--perhaps carried by wind or rain--lands on a wheat floret and germinates.
6]Mycorrhiza hyphas have the ability of absolv the soil's nitrogen and transfer it to plant's root.
With genetic material from both nuclei, it is the dikaryotic hypha (hyphae: plural in number), which is capable of giving rise to the spore-bearing fruiting body known as the mushroom, the target in Shiitake cultivation.
1972) proposed that a new branch would be initiated when the extension capacity of the hypha overcomes the extension capacity of existing tips.
Under the first suggested model, tip growth and branching is purely under the control of a structure or resource, such as the Spitzenkorper located at the tip of a growing hypha.