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Microorganism Spotlight - Filamentous Organisms

July 20, 2022

The Filamentous Shape

There is a lot of variability in the large world of microorganisms. Cell shape is no exception. While many unicellular bacteria are spherical-, rod- or spiral-shaped, filamentous forms exist as well. Within the fungus kingdom, the filamentous shape is common and represented for example by the classical mushrooms or molds, that you can find on forest floors or on rotten food.…

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