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my·ce·li·a

(mī-sē'lē-ă),
Plural of mycelium.

mycelium

[mīsē′lē·əm] pl. mycelia
Etymology: Gk, mykes, fungus, helos, nail
a mass of interwoven, branched, threadlike filaments that makes up most fungi. Also called hypha.

mycelia

A mass of hyphae.

my·ce·li·a

(mī-sē'lē-ă)
Plural of mycelium.
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2005) reviewed enzymatic activities of ectomycorrhizal mycelia and concluded that wider recognition of the ability of many mycorrhizal fungi to mobilize nutrients from complex organic sources is a necessary step in the further development of nutrient cycling models, particularly in ecosystems with low nutrient availability.
Then the mycelia spawn are added and are so good at proliferating that every cubic inch of material soon contains millions of tiny fungal fibers.
Three sources of inoculum were used for testing: fungal spore suspensions (spore inoculum) applied to test wood disks, mycelia established on agar near test wood disks (approaching mycelia inoculum), and test wood disks precolonized with mycelia prior to chemical application (precolonized wood substrate).
This study recommends further characterization of the three Phytophthora species at molecular level since many morphological characteristics of the sporangia, mycelia and colonies used in the differentiation of fungal species are plastic, influenced by environment and often overlap between species.
Callot (1999) reports the doctoral works of Pottier (1986), who carried out an experiment on the growth conditions of the Tuber melanosporum mycelia with populations of associated bacteria.
The conclusion, according to a letter by Dallas Bishop Charles Grahmann, was "that the object is a combination of fungal mycelia and bacterial colonies that have been incubated within the aquatic environment of the glass during the four-week period in which it was stored in the open air.
niger specie in the continuous dark environment had long filamentous hyphae, fewer conidia, and light gray mycelia; whereas, in the continuous light, mycelia appeared dense and the conidia appeared dark.
The mushrooms' vegetative mycelia act as a biofilter, degrading compounds such as E.
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.
Once this environment is determined, the mycologist germinates spores to grow mycelia, inoculates the growing beds with the mycelia, and regulates the environment for growth and fruiting.
AHCC (Active Hexose Correlated Compound) is mushroom mycelia extract which is rich in alpha-glucans.