Saprophytic Fungi - More Photos

1.  Nice diameter, tan-brown fungal hypha with good septa, 200X magnification


Clear, wide, septated hyphae from tea

2.  Slightly left and above center is a small length of fungal hypha, about 10% of the width of the field of view using the 400X objective.  Directly below that, a fungal spore (three-part, banded looking very short length); to the left of the hypha and a bit below is a single cell of pollen; lots of bacteria, including small cocci, some coccobacillus (barely a bit longer than they are wide), and some short, fat rods; quite a bit of organic debris in the picture.

Fungal Hypha, Fungal Spore, Pollen, and Bacteria

3.  Two strands of most likely beneficial fungi, 200X magnification.  The characteristics are wide diameter (need to be at 400X to really determine diameter), dark brown and dark tan colors, and septate hyphae.

Two Strands Beneficial Fungi

4.  The diameter along the strand are uniform. The branch is not always the same diameter as the strand. The crosswalls - septa - are uniform along the hypha. Although the diameter is narrow, the strand is colored and the septa are uniform. This is a "good guy" fungi.

A Strand of Fungi

5.  Brown strands of fungus with a grainy appearance shows the abilty of fungi to produce oxalate crystals along their surfaces.

Grainy Textured Fungal Strand