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Growth-induced mass flows in fungal networks.

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Cord-forming fungi form extensive networks that continuously adapt to maintain an efficient transport system. As osmotically driven water uptake is often distal from the tips, and aqueous fluids are incompressible, we propose that growth induces mass flows across the mycelium, whether or not there are intrahyphal concentration gradients. We imaged the temporal evolution of networks formed by Phanerochaete velutina, and at each stage calculated the unique set of currents that account for the o...

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10.1098/rspb.2010.0735

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Mathematical Institute
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Plant Sciences
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Journal:
Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society
Volume:
277
Issue:
1698
Pages:
3265-3274
Publication date:
2010-11-01
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EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
Source identifiers:
60460
Language:
English
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2012-12-19

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