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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.
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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]
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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.
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
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Probably the pH of the culture medium might favor the conversion of filamentous hyphae to the swollen hyphal fragments which in turn affect the antibiotics production by A.
Area of necrosis showing negative images, morphologically suggestive of hyphae (arrow), surrounded by eosinophilic material (similar to the Splendore-Hoeppli reaction).
In this case, suppression of sporulation process occur when fungus sustaining the mycelium growth while aerial hyphae if it is formed do not differentiate into conidiophore and conidial head(Adams et al., 1998).
The plates assembly scheme followed the vegetative compatibility, however, a sterilized cover slip was added between the mycelium disks of the isolates, where the hyphae grew and occasionally the anastomoses occurred, it was possible to observe the reaction of the hyphal fusion.
The mucosa is expanded and contains a solid mat of filamentous branching, 3-6 pm wide, regularly septate, parallel-walled, dichotomous hyphae within an amorphous eosinophilic necrotic matrix and occasional conidiophore (asterisk; hematoxylin and eosin stain; X200).
fallax has more robust basidiomata, the pileus is larger (30-40 mm diam.) and with a mammilate central umbo, rhizomorphs are absent, basidiospores are amygdaliform to ellipsoid and larger (6.5-8 x 4-6.5 [mu]m), the pileipellis is a loosely entangled layer of ascending cylindrical hyphae (Baroni, 1981).
Emanating hyphae septate, hyaline, thin, hyphal width about 1.7-2.1um, cell length up to 81 um, clamp connections and anastomosis not observed among hyphae.
Total AMF colonization (aggregated across arbuscules, vesicles, and hyphae) also did not significantly differ between endophyte treatments in the two Poa species (Table 2), despite E+ samples hosting approximately 11% and 9% higher AMF colonization rates on average than E- samples in P.
Many studies conducted on fungal keratitis in different countries like India used KOH wet mount for preliminary identification of fungal hyphae in corneal scrapings.15-17
Results: Out of sixty patients, hyphae were seen in 49 (81.66%) after PAS staining and in 19 (31.66%) after KOH mount.
Caption: Figure 2: Using Gomori's methenamine silver stain, pathology report of biopsy taken from ulcerated lesion on gastric mucosa shows 90-degree angulated fungal hyphae characteristic of mucormycosis.
Hyphae were confirmed in all patients by IVCM and corneal smears.