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my·ce·li·um

 (mī-sē′lē-əm)
n. pl. my·ce·li·a (-lē-ə)
1. The vegetative part of a fungus, consisting of a mass of branching, threadlike hyphae.
2. A similar mass of fibers formed by certain bacteria.

[New Latin : myc(o)- + Greek hēlos, wart.]

my·ce′li·al (-lē-əl) adj.

mycelium

(maɪˈsiːlɪəm)
n, pl -lia (-lɪə)
(Botany) the vegetative body of fungi: a mass of branching filaments (hyphae) that spread throughout the nutrient substratum
[C19 (literally: nail of fungus): from myco- + Greek hēlos nail]
myˈcelial adj
myceloid adj

my•ce•li•um

(maɪˈsi li əm)

n., pl. -li•a (-li ə)
the mass of hyphae that form the vegetative part of a fungus.
[1830–40; < New Latin, = Greek myk- myc- + (h)ḗl(os) wart, nail + New Latin -ium -ium2]
my•ce′li•al, adj.

my·ce·li·um

(mī-sē′lē-əm)
Plural mycelia
The mass of fine branching tubes (called hyphae) that forms the main growing structure of a fungus. Visible structures like mushrooms are reproductive structures produced by the mycelium.

mycelium

A mass of “threads” (hyphae) that form a fungus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mycelium - the vegetative part of a fungus consisting of a mass of branching threadlike hyphaemycelium - the vegetative part of a fungus consisting of a mass of branching threadlike hyphae
fungus - an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia
hypha - any of the threadlike filaments forming the mycelium of a fungus
sclerotium - compact usually dark-colored mass of hardened mycelium constituting a vegetative food-storage body in various true fungi; detaches when mature and can give rise to new growth
plant part, plant structure - any part of a plant or fungus
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In one experiment, the mites reduced the powdery mildew's mycelia 85%.
This is because of the way mycelia are physically organized as indeterminate, versatile systems of interconnected, water conducting tubes.
This approach ignores the fact that fungi can survive in unpredictable environments by varying their developmental patterns, as when indefinitely expanding mycelia fragment and function as separate entities or when genetically identical mycelia meet and merge to function as a unit.
These are haploid fungi, growing as individual mycelia that develop from spores, the conidia.
A small portion of the mycelia mat growing on the PDA were fixed in 1 x PBS (Phosphate buffered saline) solution for 3 minutes, after that it was washed in distilled water.
Mycelia of each strain from 50 ml broth were harvested separately by centrifugation at 12,000 rpm for 10 min and the cell pellets were used for the fungal genomic DNA extraction by following the modified method of Al-Samarrai and Schmid (2000).
Then mycelia of fungal isolates were punched with a 10 mm cork borer to form a disc of agar plug.
Fungal mycelia were separated from the culture broth by vacuum filtration after the procedures of fermentation.
The mycelia are not only engaged metabolically but act with profound intelligence, like a neurologic system.