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A plant body that is not differentiated into special tissue systems or organs and may vary from a single cell to a complex, branching multicellular structure.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
the body of lower plants (algae, fungi, myxomycetes, lichens). A thallus is not differentiated into stem and leaves. Thalli are characteristic of thallophytes.
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