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thallus

 [thal´us]
1. a simple plant body not differentiated into root, stem, and leaf, characteristic of mycelial fungi and some algae.
2. the actively growing vegetative organism as distinguished from reproductive or resting portions, as in fungi.
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thal·lus

(thal'ŭs),
A simple plant or fungus body that is devoid of roots, stems, and leaves. The vegetative growth of a fungus.
[G. thallos, a young shoot]
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thallus

(thăl′əs)
n. pl. thalli (thăl′ī) or thal·luses
1. A plant body undifferentiated into stem, root, or leaf.
2. The main body of an alga, fungus, or lichen.
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thal·lus

(thal'ŭs)
A simple plant or fungus body that is devoid of roots, stems, and leaves. The vegetative growth of a fungus.
[G. thallos, a young shoot]
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Aqueous Periodic acid--Schiff stains the spore walls and cytoplasm of the thalli but not the nucleus or the surrounding mucus (if any remains in the section) (Whyte et al.
The mean value of Young's modulus of normal thallus was 7.33 [+ or -] 1.29 Mpa, and the hypha was 4.04 [+ or -] 0.76 Mpa; Young's modulus of hypha was less than thalli; namely, the elasticity of hypha was larger than thallus, so deformation was more likely to happen in the hypha rather than thallus.
prunastri was chosen as a suitable bioindicator since its sensitivity to organic and inorganic compounds is well documented (CONTI & al., 2004; CANSARAN-DUMAN & al., 2011; BALABANOVA & al., 2012; LACKOVICOVA & al., 2013; SUJETOVIENE & SILUMPAITE, 2013).The aim of this work was to assess air quality by 1) determining the concentration of heavy metals in the thalli of Evernia prunastri, and 2) measuring the correlation between the IAP and heavy metal concentrations.
The thalli of Lobaria pulmonaria were found on nine species of deciduous and coniferous tree species, excluding the larch and pine.
onkodes under high C[O.sub.2] conditions may be decreased CCA calcification and thalli lateral growth, and increased skeletal dissolution (Gao et al., 1993; Anthony et al., 2008; Jokiel et al., 2008; Semesi et al., 2009; Diaz-Pulido et al., 2011).
Considering that the Lower Laguna Madre is a fairly open system with two connections to the Gulf of Mexico and one connection to the Upper Laguna Madre and that northerly long-shore currents from Mexico are common in the warmer months, it is plausible that fragments of thalli reach the Lower Laguna Madre from the tropical waters of the eastern Mexican coast.
Due to the availability of light and the flux of light photons the photosynthetic production may be higher in the upper parts of thalli (Middelboe and Binzer, 2004; Binzer and Middelboe, 2005; Binzer et al., 2006) and lower in the shaded parts of macroalgae (Stengel and Dring, 1998; Binzer and Sand-Jensen, 2002).
solidungula, and occurs in the Boulder Patch as fairly infrequent, mostly solitary thalli (Dunton et al., 1982).
Vijayashanti, 49, whose film career spans three decades, had formed her own party "Thalli Telangana" after quitting Bharatiya Janata Paty in 2005.
The new party will have a distinctive flag with an outline map of the 13 districts with the legendary ' Telugu Thalli' ( Telugu mother) emblazoned on a green field.
Bacillaceae is spore-producing with a particular structure and grows in thalli. Each thallium can grow a spore at its end that is wider at the end and also differs from other thalli.