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 (sklə-rō′shē-ə, -shə)
Plural of sclerotium.
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Identification and in vitro evaluation of lipids from sclerotia of Lignosus rhinocerotis for antioxidant and anti-neuroinflammatory activities.
The key identifying characteristics are the presence of white, fuzzy mycelium (the vegetative part of a fungus, consisting of a network of fine white filaments) at the center of the plant's crown near the soil line along with sclerotia. Sclerotia are small, round, seed-like growths that are white, reddish tan or brown.
Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectroscopic (GC-MS) Analysis of n-Hexane Extract of Lentinus tuber-regium (Fr) Fr (Polyporaceae) Syn Pleurotus tuber regium Fr sclerotia. Trop J Pharm Res.
cepivorumpersists in soil as sclerotia that can survive for more than 20 years and which can germinate in response to sulfides of Allium species, producing an infective mycelium (Coley-Smith et al., 1990).
The fungus can live in the soil saprophytic way and can form resistance structures called sclerotia (Sneh et al., 1996).
It causes 10-25% yield loss in India depending upon growing regions besides this it also decreases the market acceptability due to presence of black sclerotia on surface of the tubers.
Morels produce resting structures called "sclerotia" that you can think of like small fatty potatoes or nodules that overwinter in the soil and eventually experience environmental changes such as chill hours and floods, then fruit from the sclerotia when conditions are right.
Lamb et al., "Sexual reproduction in aspergillus flavus sclerotia naturally produced in corn," Journal of Phytopathology, vol.