Mortierella hyphae within P. patens cells

Hyphae in a Plant Cell

A true dimension of Biodiversity: fungi growing inside the cells of plants. The moss in this image is from an experiment being conducted by Davis Mathieu (Hamberger) and Abigail Bryson (Bonito). The moss pictured here, Physcomitrella patens, was grown for six weeks with Mortierella sp. The moss tissue was cleared overnight using 10% KOH and then stained with Cotton Blue, a chitin stain. This image is 1000X.


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