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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.

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]

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.

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]

thallus

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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Here, there seems to be no logical story to tell so that this discussion starts with considering photobiont variation within an individual thallus, in populations, in species, in a genus and a family and then discussion of habitat and geographical distributions of photobionts and ends with lichens with more than one photobiont type.
Unlike Bower's theory, the homologous theory proposed that the zygote already produced a multicellular thallus in the algal ancestor of archegoniates.
Cell divisions in the meristem make the young thallus asymmetrical.
When dry, their thallus is dormant but in a latent, reversible state.
The fungus creates the body for the lichen, called a thallus, while the alga uses sunlight to make food for the lichen.
2004) observed that the thallus surfaces of Ulva reticula in China are free of macroinvertebrates.
DIOID (resembling one of the wart-like elevations on the thallus of a lichen), JIJ.
In our study, we classified all thalli [greater than or equal to] 1 meter as "adult", and did not differentiate them according to finer scale height categories, biomass, or presence of canopy (length of thallus floating prostrate on the surface).
a species of the western interior United States and adjacent Canada that has a bright orange, lobate thallus.
Structural characteristics of alginates depend not only on algal species or geographical, seasonal, and technological (processing) variations but also on location along the algal thallus, i.
Both inhabit the same body, or thallus, with each doing what it does best and thriving as a result of the natural cooperation.