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hy·pha

 (hī′fə)
n. pl. hy·phae (-fē)
1. Any of the threadlike filaments forming the mycelium of a fungus.
2. Any of the threadlike filaments produced by certain bacteria.

[New Latin, from Greek huphē, web; see webh- in Indo-European roots.]

hy′phal adj.
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hypha

(ˈhaɪfə)
n, pl -phae (-fiː)
(Botany) any of the filaments that constitute the body (mycelium) of a fungus
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek huphē web]
ˈhyphal adj
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hy•pha

(ˈhaɪ fə)

n., pl. -phae (-fē).
(in a fungus) one of the threadlike elements of the mycelium.
[1865–70; < New Latin < Greek hyphḗ web]
hy′phal, adj.
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hy·pha

(hī′fə)
Plural hyphae (hī′fē)
One of the long slender tubes that form the structural parts of the body of a fungus. Masses of hyphae make up the mycelium.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hypha - any of the threadlike filaments forming the mycelium of a fungus
conidiophore - a specialized fungal hypha that produces conidia
mycelium - the vegetative part of a fungus consisting of a mass of branching threadlike hyphae
rhizomorph - a dense mass of hyphae forming a root-like structure characteristic of many fungi
fibril, filament, strand - a very slender natural or synthetic fiber
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In our study AM colonization was addressed using three separate measures: hyphal colonization, vesicles, and arbuscules.
chrysogenum shows four different morphological forms i.e., conidia, hyphae, wide swollen hyphal fragments named yeast like forms and metabolically inactive arthrospores during fermentation (Bartoshevic et al., 1990).
The plates were kept for incubation at 28AdegC, until hyphal growth was observed.
Adopting no-till as a conservation management practice eliminates or greatly reduces both disruption of fungal hyphal networks and redistribution of organisms and nutrients in the soil profile.
Acute invasive sinusitis typically develops over a few weeks and can demonstrate hyphal invasion of blood vessels.
The inhibition of both spore germination and hyphal growth may explain such reduction of root colonization under salt stress.
The AMF root colonisation and external hyphal length, water-stable macroaggregates and microaggregates, total and easily-extractable glomalin in aggregate size classes, plant biomass and plant N and P uptake were measured.
Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides also has long been used as a traditional medicine for revival and a long life, whose hyphal body or the constituents is reported to have various physiological activities including antihyperglycemic (Zhang & Lin, 2004) immunomodulating (Zhu & Lin, 2005), antineoplastic (Gao et al., 2005), antiviral (Liu et al., 2004), cholesterol-lowering (Hajjaj et al., 2005), and antioxidative effects (Wong et al., 2004).
At this time, aerial hyphal are rising up in the center of the colony and some of them successively differentiate into conidiophores (Adams et al., 1998).
The plates assembly scheme followed the vegetative compatibility, however, a sterilized cover slip was added between the mycelium disks of the isolates, where the hyphae grew and occasionally the anastomoses occurred, it was possible to observe the reaction of the hyphal fusion.
Differentiation relies heavily on the kind of microconidia and macroconidia produced, the size, shape, septation and attachment to the hyphae of the conidia and the vegetative hyphal structures present.