Table 1.

Biological measurements taken during vegetative hyphal growth

ParameterMean valueStandard errorSample size
Length of microconidium before emergence of germ tube (μm)4.510.1623
Length of germ tube at start of first nuclear division (μm)6.550.4022
Length of germ tube at start of second nuclear division (μm)17.170.9217
Length of germ tube at start of third nuclear division (μm)30.490.685
Distance between first and second septa7.500.3619
Distance between second and third septa11.100.6111
Distance between third and fourth septa15.071.124
Hyphal diam (μm), 2 μm behind the tip at first mitosis1.550.0419
Hyphal diam (μm), 2 μm behind the tip at second mitosis1.310.0413
Hyphal diam (μm), 2 μm behind the tip at third mitosisa1.220.048
Time elapsed between germination and first nuclear division (min)215.725.223
Time elapsed between first and second nuclear divisions (min)177.112.816
Time elapsed between second and third nuclear divisions (min)156.211.913
Time elapsed between third and fourth nuclear divisions (min)131.64.55
Time between nuclear division and septum formation (min)19.00.3423
Ratio between distance covered by apical vs basal nuclei from the mitosis start site2.610.3014
  • a Hyphal diameter did not vary significantly during subsequent mitoses.