receptive hypha

noun

: a haploid hyphal thread that develops from an aecial primordium in many heterothallic rust fungi, that protrudes from a pycnium, and that is joined by a pycniospore to establish a diploid mycelium prior to aeciospore formation

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“Receptive hypha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/receptive%20hypha. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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