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Unformatted text preview: the "cells" continuous. In a few classes of fungi, the hyphae do not contain septae and are called coenocytic hyphae. Hyphae grow by elongating at the tips. When a piece breaks off, it can grow to form a new hypha. The portion of a hypha that obtains nutrients is called the vegetative hypha; the portion concerned with reproduction projects above the surface of the medium and is called the reproductive or aerial hypha. Aerial hyphae often bear reproductive spores. When conditions are suitable, the hyphae grow to form a visible mass called a mycelium, which is visible without magnification....
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course MCB MCB2010 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
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