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hypha

[′hī·fə]
(mycology)
One of the filaments composing the mycelium of a fungus.
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Keywords: Neurospora, morphology, branching, hypha, reactive oxygen species
Such growth is preceded by branching of the hypha, growth of the branch through an aperture (Figures 15 and 16), penetration of the torus of the pit membrane (Figure 17), and growth through the other aperture into the lumen of the laterally adjacent cell (Figure 17).
Transition from blastospore to hypha is important to both adhesion to cellular and abiotic surfaces as well as to tissue invasion.
2002), enabling the hypha to penetrate the rhizoid and colonize the gametophyte, suggests a biochemical regulation of the mycorrhizal colonization.
Nonseptate hyphae allow the cytoplasm and organelles to move freely from one region to the next and each hypha may contain many nuclei.
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.
The polyps encapsulate the advancing hypha into dense repair aragonite, forming a distinct skeletal structure referred to as a "cone" (7).