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fungus (s)
1. In medicine, a spongy, morbid growth.
2. A single-celled or multicellular organism without chlorophyll which reproduces by spores and lives by absorbing nutrients from organic matter.
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actinomycete, ray fungus
A broad group of bacteria that grow slowly as branched filaments.
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fungus cultivation
The growing of a specific fungus by ant and termite colonies for food.

When a new colony is established, a piece of the fungus is often carried to the new nest and used to inoculate a growth medium composed of decaying leaves.

fungus gall
Any large, roundish, abnormal swelling on plant tissue caused by an attack of a parasitic fungus.
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fungus gardens
Fungi that are cultivated by Attine ants underground and that provide nourishment to larvae and adult ants.
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fungus cultivation, fungus growers
The growing of a specific fungus by ant and termite colonies for food.

When a new colony is established, a piece of the fungus is often carried to the new nest and used to inoculate a growth medium composed of decaying leaves.

This entry is located in the following unit: Ant and Related Entomology Terms (page 7)
fungus gardens
Fungi that are cultivated by Attine ants (fungus growers) underground and which provide nourishment to larvae and adult ants.
This entry is located in the following unit: Ant and Related Entomology Terms (page 7)