Fungi Hyphae

  • hyphae (the plural from hypha) is a long, branching filamentous structure of a fungus and also found in  Actinobacteria.
  • hyphae are collectively together called a mycelium
  • A hypha consists of one or more cells surrounded by a tubular cell wall
  • In most fungi, hyphae are divided into cells by internal cross-walls called “septate hyphae” for example “Aspergillus”, while some other fungi have non-septate hyphae, meaning their hyphae are not partitioned by septa and this type is called “Coenocytic hyphae
Forms of hyphae - Septate and Coenocytic Hyphae

Forms of hyphae – Septate and Coenocytic Hyphae

Penicillium is a septate fungus - the individual cells are separated by cross walls called septa

Penicillium is a septate fungus – the individual cells are separated by cross walls called septa

Non-Septate Hyphae (Coenocytic hyphae)

Non-Septate Hyphae (Coenocytic hyphae)

  • The third form of hyphae called “Pseudo hyphae“, They are the result of incomplete budding where the cells remain attached after division, and Yeast can form pseudohyphae.
Pseudohyphae from Candida Albicans

Pseudohyphae from Candida Albicans

 

 


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