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Introduction TO GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

Theme - How do fungi grow and develop into complex structures?

It is essential to realise that hyphae elongate at the apex. While hyphae branch, they cannot divide laterally. Thus any three dimensional structure is composed of hyphae essentially oriented in parrallel, with either some form of binding hyphae or glue holding the structure together.

This section of the course is broken into the following topics:

Elongation of Hyphae

Growth of Hyphae and Development of Fungi

Formation of Complex Structures

Axenic Culture of Fungi

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