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Description: Culture stained to make cell walls visible. Hyphae (long, branching filamentous structure) and swellings (clamydospores) are visible.
Credit: Evan Dougherty
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Culture stained to make cell walls visible. Hyphae (long, branching filamentous structure) and swellings (clamydospores) are visible.
Credit: Audrius Menkis
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Culture stained to make cell walls and nuclei visible. The swellings contain nuclei and are thought to be similar to clamydospores -- thick-walled, asexual resting spores of certain fungi.
Credit: Timothy James
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Pure culture of Archaeorhizomyces finlayi grown for six months on solid media in a petri dish (9 cm diameter).
Credit: Timothy James
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SEM (scanning electron microscopy) image of fixed culture. A swelling has cracked and looks like a face. Scale: 300 nm
Credit: Anna Rosling & Karelyn Cruz Martinez
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Archaeorhizomyces finlayi was isolated from a coniferous root tip with mycorrhizae (fungi that colonize plant roots) but the researchers have not been able to demonstrate that A. finlayi forms ectomycorrhizal structures on roots in the lab.
Credit: Audrius Menkis
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SEM (Scanning electron microscopy) image of fixed culture. Hyphae and swellings (clamydospores) are visible.
Credit: Anna Rosling &Karelyn Cruz Martinez
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Culture stained to make cell walls and nuclei visible. Hyphae are divided by internal walls (septae) into compartments, with one or several nuclei in each cell.
Credit: Timothy James
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