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hypha

 [hi´fah] (pl. hy´phae) (L.)
1. one of the filaments or threads composing the mycelium of a fungus.
2. branching filamentous outgrowths produced by certain bacteria (e.g., Actinomyces, Hyphomicrobium), sometimes forming a mycelium.

hy·pha

, pl.

hy·phae

(hī'fă, hī'fē),
1. A branching tubular cell characteristic of the filamentous fungi (molds). In most species the hyphae are divided by cross-walls (septa) into multicellular hyphae; intercommunicating hyphae constitute a mycelium, the visible colony on natural substrates or artificial laboratory media. The terms hypha and mycelium often are used interchangeably.
2. Similar structure in some bacteria, e.g., Streptomyces.
[G. hyphē, a web]

hypha

/hy·pha/ (hi´fah) pl. hy´phae   [L.]
1. one of the filaments composing the mycelium of a fungus.
2. branching filamentous outgrowths produced by some bacteria, sometimes forming a mycelium.hy´phal

hypha

(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.

hy′phal adj.

hypha

[hī′fə] pl. hyphae
Etymology: Gk, hyphe, web
a threadlike structure in the mycelium in a fungus.

hy·pha

, pl. hyphae (hī'fă, -fē)
A branching tubular cell characteristic of the filamentous fungi (molds). Intercommunicating hyphae constitute a mycelium, the visible colony on natural substrates or artificial laboratory media.
[G. hyphē, a web]

hypha

(pl. hyphae) a filament of the body of a fungus and of certain bacteria, the total of which make up the nonreproductive part of the organism, as opposed to the fruiting body Hyphae may be septate, having internal septa, or nonseptate. However, even in the septate stage, pores are present in the septa so that there is a continuity of cytoplasmic material throughout the hypha. See also HAUSTORIUM.

hypha

pl. hyphae [L.] one of the filaments composing the mycelium of a fungus.

spiral hypha
hyphae which end in a coil; typical of Trichophyton spp.
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Conclusion: PAS staining of nail clippings for hyphae is a very sensitive method for diagnosis of onychomycosis as compared to KOH mount.
The AMF morphological pattern as evaluated based on root colonization showed the predominance of Paris-type morphological structures (Figure 1) in acerola roots, in addition to the presence of vesicles and intracellular hyphae (Figure 1).
After recognizing the host, Trichoderma hyphae attached to host hyphae by twisting and then penetrate host cell wall through secretion of cell wall degrading enzymes (Viterbo et al.
Close search for fungal hyphae, spores in the lesion would help to find out the characteristic "copper penny" bodies in verrucous cutaneous lesions having pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia and abscesses.
From the front, the color was white cream,###along the sides of the hyphae, or in intercalary positions.
insidiosum with the host, a germ tube is formed which mechanically penetrates the tissues where the hyphae of the agent produce exo-antigens that are presented to the antigen-presenting cells (APCs).
The hepatic lesion indicates hematogenous spread of infection and hyphae were known to be tissue and angio-invasive (Beernaert et al.
A nasal swab taken from both nostrils and Leishman stained smears yielded fungus exhibiting long uniform and septate hyphae (Fig.
Key differences between lateral and apical branching in hyphae of Neurospora crassa.
Immunofluorescence, using MAb32B11 detected the glomalin on extraradical hyphae with an uneven sheath and on the surface of small and large water-stable aggregates (Wright, 2000).
These hyphae can prey on other life forms like damaging nematodes and bacteria and can move great distances, relatively speaking.
A mixed suspension of conidia and hyphae fragments was obtained by covering the fungal colonies with sterile saline (0.