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Life Cycle of Mold

3/9/2020 (Permalink)

mold growing in oranges Mold going through its life cycle.

Did you know that mold is a living organism? Because mold is living it has a life cycle. The life cycle of mold comes in four phases: hyphal growth, spore formation, spore dispersal, and spore germination.

The hyphal stage is when the mold grows. In presence of “nutrients” the hyphae will grow into mycelium, which is the main body of the fungus and the most visible.

Spore formation is when spores grow at the ends of some hyphael cells. This occurs due to a variety of environmental factors such as light, oxygen levels, temperature, and nutrient availability.

Once the spores have been formed they are released into the air to begin the germination process. Once the spore is dispersed to a new area it will then turn into a new hyphael cell.

If you have mold in your home or property know that it will continue to grow unless taken care of.

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