The basic morphology of a fungi takes place in two different methods: the release of spores, and by individual cells that multiply by a process known as budding, or fission.Know More
A typical fungus will contain a mass of branched, tubular filaments that are enclosed in a cell wall. When a fungus has reached a certain stage in the maturity level, reproductive cells known as spores are released. Once these spores have reached a location where they can sustain life, the spores then start the process again of growing to maturity and releasing spores. The main structure of the fungus is comprised on the hyphae, or portions of the hyphae, which make up the filaments behind the cell walls.
The growth of a fungi takes place when the spore absorbs water through its cell wall, the cytoplasm contained within the fungi become active and nuclear division takes place, which causes more cytoplasm to be created. Most growth of a fungus takes place in the top region known as the apical zone. As long as the conditions remain favorable to the fungus, it will continue to grow until its location becomes disturbed and the fungus is no longer able to reproduce or remain rooted to its location.Learn more about Biology
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