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Rhizoids

Rhizoids are a structure in plants and fungi that functions like a root in support or absorption.

In fungi, rhizoids are small branching hyphae that grow downwards from the stolons that anchor the fungus. They release digestive enzymes and absorb digested organic material.

In land plants, rhizoids are trichomes that anchor the plant to the ground. In the liverworts, they are absent or unicellular, but multicelled in mosses. In vascular plants they are often called root hairs, and may be unicellular or multicellular.


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... sporophyte, Resulting gametophyte, Spores, Sporangium sac in the sori, Resulting antheridium sac, Resulting spore mother cell, Cells that make up rhizoids I'm assuming that there would be 16 chromosomes. However, I'm uncertain about what the genotypes would be. I'm thinking that it would be Aa ...

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Theories - Origin of Life

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Kingdom Plante

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by sumita
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Candida albicans, Flora and Pathogen

... which used to keep its levels in check. The overgrowth of Candida yeast causes a condition called Candidiasis. The new fungal form develops rhizoids which hook and penetrate the mucus membranes of the intestinal tract. Serious bowel pain results. With more time, the morphed fungal yeast ...

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by Inuyasha
Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:49 am
 
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Topic: Candida albicans, Flora and Pathogen
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