hyphae hyphae  /ˈhaɪ ˌfi/

Definition(s):

  • (n) any of the threadlike filaments forming the mycelium of a fungus

Usage(s):

  • Plantlike, but not quite plants, fungi are rootless and leafless, consist of tiny threads (hyphae) tangled in a mass (mycelium) that can grow as much as half a mile in 24 hours.

News

  • Fungus Cell Looks Like The 405 Freeway

    UCLA [ Watch the Video Nuclear dynamics in a fungal chimera ] No, those are not cars darting along a busy highway. The glowing specks you're seeing in this video are millions of nuclei flowing through the tube-like filaments, or hyphae, of a single fungus cell. The video was produced as part of a study by UCLA mathematician Marcus Roper 's research group that was the first to measure and explain ...
    on July 18, 2013     Source: redOrbit

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