Hearing of mushrooms, pictures of fruiting bodies form in one’s mind, somehow the visual of the mushroom cell also known as mycelium come to our mind first. Most of the fruiting bodies are divided into the stem and ‘petal’ with gill for example Pleurotus ostreatus aka oyster mushrooms. Different types of mushroom species are divided into the stem and ‘petal’ with pores like Gano.Lucidum aka Reishi.
A single mushroom has the potential to produce millions of offspring in a day, and that tremendous reproductive output comes from the gills.
If you place a mushroom gills cap face down on a serviette and a few hours later you’ll find a print made from thousands of microscopic spores. Research paper mentioned that it takes 20,000 to 25,000 spores to cover a pinhead.
Hyphae are branching filaments that make up the mycelium of a fungus. The hyphae release chemicals, which dissolve the food, and the digested nutrients are then absorbed by the growing mushrooms. Over time, the mycelium grows and colonized the medium.