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Extraradical hyphae

These are the hyphae that live outside of the roots, branching in a dichotomous manner.


  • Thick and wavy
  • Fusion]between strands has been observed
  • Don't usually differentiate into rhizomorphs (multi-hyphal strands)
  • Exist at a density of 1-25 meters per gram of soil


  • C.J. Alexopolous, Charles W. Mims, M. Blackwell et al., Introductory Mycology, 4th ed. (John Wiley and Sons, Hoboken NJ, 2004) ISBN 0-471-52229-5
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