One of the suckerlike rootlets of such plants as the dodder and ivy.
a nutrient absorbing organ, often produced by a plant parasite
a small sucker of a parasitic plant, which penetrates the tissues of the host and draws food from it.
an absorbing organ through which a parasite obtains chemical substances from its host.
(pl. haustoria) specialized branch of a parasite formed inside host cells to absorb nutrients
A specialized interface organelle between a parasite and a host.
a simple or complex structure formed by an interaction between a branch of a fungal hypha and a host cell into which it has penetrated without causing lethal injury, generally assumed to provide a means by which a fungus absorbs nutrients from the host cells. A modified mycelial branch that grows into a plant cell, makes intimate contact with the protoplast, and absorbs food.
Specialized root of parasitic plants that penetrates another plant and absorbs water and nutrients.
a rootlike attachment in parasitic plants that penetrates and obtains food from the host
A specialized branching structure produced by pathogenic fungi to penetrate plant cells to obtain food.
(pl. Haustoria) - A modified mycelial branch that grows into a plant cell, makes intimate contact with the protoplast, and absorbs food.
(haw stor´ ee um) [L. haustus: draw up] • A specialized hypha or other structure by which fungi and some parasitic plants draw food from a host plant.
(pl. haustoria) - A specialized structure of a pathogen that is capable of direct penetration into, and nutrient absorption from, a host plant.
a specialized hyphal branch inside a living host cell that functions in nutrient absorption
(pl. haustoria): Specialized hypha within penetrated host cells, probably functions in food absorption (2)
A special branch of a hypha of a parasitic (or partly parasitic) fungus or plant, adapted to absorb water and mineral nutrients from the host, particularly from living cells; for example Amyema pendula (Weeping Mistletoe).
a specialised hyphal invagination of plant cells. Commonly found in biotrophic associations. Thought to be the site of uptake of organic nutrients by the fungus.
A specialized branch of a hypha formed inside a host cell by certain plant-parasitic fungi (especially obligate parasites) in order to obtain nutrients. (Pl. haustoria.) ( 16)
In botany, a haustorium (plural haustoria) is the hyphal tip of a parasitic fungus or of the root of a parasitic plant (such as in the broomrape family), that penetrates the host's tissue, but stays outside the host cell membrane.