Infographic: How Fungi Squeeze Through Tight Spaces—or Don’t
Infographic: How Fungi Squeeze Through Tight Spaces—or Don’t
A study finds that slower-growing species are better able to adjust their growth to fit their hyphae through narrow passages.
Infographic: How Fungi Squeeze Through Tight Spaces—or Don’t
Infographic: How Fungi Squeeze Through Tight Spaces—or Don’t

A study finds that slower-growing species are better able to adjust their growth to fit their hyphae through narrow passages.

A study finds that slower-growing species are better able to adjust their growth to fit their hyphae through narrow passages.

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