Relationship Between Growth and the Electrical Current of Fungal Hyphae.

  title={Relationship Between Growth and the Electrical Current of Fungal Hyphae.},
  author={Neil A R Gow},
  journal={The Biological bulletin},
  volume={176 2S},
The hyphae of filamentous fungi exhibit a highly polarized mode of cell extension and all generate electrical currents around their hyphal tips. Of the 13 fungi that have been examined with the vibrating probe, 12 normally have positive electrical current entering the growing tip. However, the apical current is always outward in Allomyces macrogynus. In those organisms that have inward apical currents, outward currents are found occassionally and transiently in hyphae that extend at normal… CONTINUE READING

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