Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (14th Edition)

Published by Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
ISBN 10: 1305073959
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-395-1

Chapter 23 - Self-Quiz - Page 386: 6


b. hyphae

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Hyphae consist of cells laid horizontally end to end. In more ancient types of fungi such as the zygote fungi and chytrids, the hyphae do not have cross-walls between them. More modern species of fungi such as the sac fungi and club fungi have cross-walls called septae between their cells. These septae allow materials such as water and nutrients to flow back and forth between cells.
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