Fungal mycelium : hyphae : mycelial strands : rhizomorphs : sclerotia
Discover fungal mycelium in the unheated enclosure at SPRUCE, under elevated carbon dioxide.
In this enclosure, we mainly observe hyphae, mycelial strands and sclerotia .
The black spheres on the images above are sclerotia, which form when hyphae aggregate. These sclerotia present a hard melanized black rind. Sclerotia serve as survival and reproduction and can survive for several years before germinating.
Discover fungal mycelium in the warmed SPRUCE enclosure (+9°C), under elevated carbon dioxide.
In this enclosure, we mainly observe mycelial strands and rhizomorphs. Note the fungal mycelial front where the mycelium form fan-like structures on the image below.