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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The colonies of Pestalotiopsis on PDA were whitish with crenated edges and aerial mycelium.
The morphology of the fungal clones that include peculiarities of the advancing (marginal) zone, aerial mycelium, colony color, and possible changes in the reverse colony surface were observed and recorded.
White aerial mycelium was found on tryptone yeast extract agar medium, glycerol asparagine agar medium and peptone yeast extract iron agar medium whereas the aerial mycelium was brownish white on starch nitrate agar medium, inorganic salt starch agar medium and tyrosine agar medium and pink on yeast extract-malt extract-agar.
Colonies were cottony in texture with fine white aerial mycelium at surface.
Fungal colony was convex and pale greenish grey medium aerial mycelium on surface.
After 7 days, characteristic house mouse gray silky colonies with aerial mycelium grew on both these medias.
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).
The most frequently encountered actinomycetes with pink, gray, dark Drown color of aerial mycelium.
Streptomyces forms a genus of actinomyces, this organism has extensively branching secondary or aerial mycelium, and primary or substrate mycelium.
Authors report white aerial mycelium, which is a characteristic manifestation of this disease and the pathogenic fungus Saprolegnia.